Tax credits could solve funding issues for Alberta’s non-profit sector: Danielle Smith

Sector wants “one window” from which to access government

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A highway in Alberta. Photo: Chris Henry

On the eve of the provincial election, Alberta premier Danielle Smith floated the idea of a volunteerism tax credit, donation matching and retention payments, but made no new funding promises for the province’s non-profit sector.

The United Conservative Party leader sat down with Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations CEO Karen Ball for an online discussion about the non-profit sector on May 25.

Ball began the online session by outlining five key areas where non-profit organizations are looking for change, including a workforce strategy, better data, an “empowered” sector and streamlined access to gov

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