The 4 Senate Recommendations You Need to Know That Could Determine the Future of Charities

In coming years, the Government of Canada must prioritize certain recommendations to build a stronger charitable sector.

Why It Matters

In order to keep up with an ever-changing world, Canada’s charitable and non-profit sector needs a refresh. Our team analyzes the four recommendations from the recent Senate report that will become linchpins for a future-fit sector.

In late June, the Canadian Senate released Catalyst for Change: A Roadmap to a Stronger Charitable Sector, a first-of-its-kind report for the charitable sector in Canada. With 42 recommendations in a range of areas, including standardized reporting, the Income Tax Act, and boosting volunteerism, this synthesis is the extraordinary work of senators who engaged a range of sector funders, executives, frontline professionals, volunteers, and public servants in order to understand the opportunities and pain points facing the sector today. 

Our team unpacked and analyzed these essential-to-understand recommendations and identified four in particular that must be a priority in order for this sector to stay responsive to the next decade of societal disruption

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