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13 Oct 2017

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Measuring Outcomes in Practice

October 13, 2017 | By and

Fostering an Enabling Environment for Measurement in Canada

There is growing recognition that the social and economic challenges affecting individuals and communities are highly interconnected. Measuring Outcomes in Practice, a new report from Mowat NFP’s Enabling Environment series, argues that to address the root causes of these challenges in a systematic way, the charitable sector must shift from measuring outputs to measuring outcomes. Read More

19 Sep 2017

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Bridging the Gap

September 19, 2017 | By , and

Designing a Canadian What Works Centre

As demand for evidence-based policymaking increases at all orders of government, Canada must build capacity to generate and mobilize evidence. This paper explores the concept of What Works Centres, independent and non-partisan organizations structured to create, collect and curate evidence on public policy challenges and the success – and failure – of government and community-based interventions. Read More

Turning a Corner

Laying the Groundwork for Charity Regulatory Reform in Canada

Mowat NFP’s new release, the second in its Enabling Environment series, aims to set the stage for the design of a new legislative framework governing the charitable sector in Canada. Read More

12 Apr 2017

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Charting a Path Forward

April 12, 2017 | By and

Strengthening and Enabling the Charitable Sector in Canada

Charitable and nonprofit sector modernization has been the subject of much recent debate and discussion in Canada. The federal government has signalled significant interest in renewing its relationship with the sector. Read More

27 Oct 2016

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Unpacking Impact

October 27, 2016 | By , and

Exploring Impact Measurement for Social Enterprises in Ontario

With support from the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth (MEDG), Mowat NFP developed this report to examine the concept of common impact measurement frameworks and standardization globally, and identify specific opportunities to strengthen impact measurement practices for the social enterprise ecosystem in Ontario. Read More

Change Work: Summary & Promising Practices

October 20, 2016 | By , and

Moving Decent Work Forward in the Not-for-Profit Sector

This report is a summary of the Change Work report that was published in November 2015 and includes six promising practices that NFPs can draw on when considering how to implement or advocate for decent work in their places of employment. Read More

14 Jan 2016

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On the Mend

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Putting the Spark Back in the Government-Charitable Sector Relationship

The recent concerns over the “advocacy chill” highlighted systemic problems in the relationship between the government and sector. The newly elected federal government has given the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and the Department of Finance the mandate to clarify the rules governing political activity and develop a new legislative framework to “strengthen the sector”. Read More

25 Nov 2015

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Change Work: Full Report

November 25, 2015 | By and

Valuing decent work in the not-for-profit sector

This report explores the concept of decent work and its potential for the not-for-profit (NFP) sector. Read More

20 Feb 2015

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An Open Future

February 20, 2015 | By

Data priorities for the not-for-profit sector

The latest Mowat NFP Sector Signal examines the open data opportunity for the NFP sector and outlines the conditions that must be considered and developed in order to effectively meet the sector’s data needs. Read More

From Investment to Impact

The NFP Experience with Social Impact Bonds

Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) are a new funding tool that uses private capital to fund preventative social interventions. Read More