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Mowat NFP

Feb 06, 2018

Collaborating for Greater Impact

February 6, 2018

Building an Integrated Data Ecosystem

The latest report from Mowat NFP’s Enabling Environment series analyzes how charities, funders, governments and academic institutions can create a more enabling environment for data collection, analysis and sharing for the charitable sectors in both Canada and the UK. Read More

Oct 13, 2017

Measuring Outcomes in Practice

October 13, 2017

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. Read More

Sep 19, 2017

Bridging the Gap

September 19, 2017

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

Jun 01, 2017

Turning a Corner

June 1, 2017

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

Apr 12, 2017

Charting a Path Forward

April 12, 2017

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

Oct 27, 2016

Unpacking Impact

October 27, 2016

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

Oct 20, 2016

Change Work: Summary & Promising Practices

October 20, 2016

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

Jan 14, 2016

On the Mend

January 14, 2016

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

Nov 25, 2015

Change Work: Full Report

November 25, 2015

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

Feb 20, 2015

An Open Future

February 20, 2015

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