Explainer: The Effective and Accountable Charities Act (Bill S-216) – what you need to know

Why It Matters

Many critics see the current regulations on funding non-charities as a colonial form of control over already marginalized groups. This new bill proposes changes that would shift the power from funders to people on the ground.

‘The non-profit sector touches every one of us’: Ontario marks first Week of Appreciation for the Nonprofit Sector

Why It Matters

Running a Week of Appreciation is one way to help non-profit employees — who can suffer from burnout and overwork — feel valued, rewarded, and proud of all the work they’ve accomplished.

Canada’s “lifesaving” wage and rent subsidies are gone. Here’s why non-profits and charities are worried.

Why It Matters

Non-profits and charities intent on supporting an equitable recovery don’t just need government handouts — they need financial stability.

“Cut through all the BS”: An in-depth conversation with Vu Le of Nonprofit AF about the future of social impact work

Why It Matters

Even as COVID cases decline, many vulnerable communities continue to experience the negative impacts of the pandemic on everything from employment to healthcare. Charities and non-profits are vital to a just COVID-19 recovery — but such a recovery will take support, including more philanthropic funding.

They won’t take your money: Why these charities are newly restricting donations from controversial corporations

Why It Matters

Charities need money. But they also have strong values and a reputation to protect. In light of domestic and international charity scandals; and increasingly powerful movements for racial and social justice; some charities are turning away from donations from controversial corporations — whose money, the charities see, as not worth the moral sacrifice or the public relations risk.

In-depth view: Canada’s largest charities are trying to shape the Community Services Recovery Fund. Here’s what they want.

Why It Matters

The Community Services Recovery Fund could be of tremendous value to smaller charities and non-profits who need to modernize their operations, but it isn’t clear whether they have been thoroughly consulted on the Fund’s design.