New ad hoc coalition will advocate for charitable sector in advance of 2024 federal budget

The first draft of the federal budget is usually completed in December, making now the time to focus on 2024

Why It Matters

The non-profit sector is looking for changes to how the federal government distributes and regulates funding. A collaborative approach to pre-budget consultations will amplify that message.

The federal government might be preparing to release its 2023 budget, but changemakers are already looking ahead to 2024.

Imagine Canada will bring together as many as 50 organizations representing 12 non-profit sub-sectors — such as culture and recreation, social services, climate and international development — for a two-day conversation this April. The goal? To better articulate a collaborative approach to sector advocacy in advance of next year’s federal budget.

Bruce MacDonald, CEO of Imagine Canada, said the non-profit sector is often disappointed by federal budgets, which fail to address issues like core funding. “And I think in part it’s because we’ve not had an intentionally focused strategy to influence the federal budget.”

The informal coalition will collectively advocate for government adoption of recommendations developed


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