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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

21 Jun 2016

Unpacking Impact Conference

June 21, 2016

A one-day forum for exploring impact measurement for social enterprises. Read More

14 Jan 2016

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On the Mend

January 14, 2016 | By

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

03 Dec 2015

Philanthropy, Government and Community: Setting the Stage for Dialogue

December 3, 2015

Mowat’s Director Matthew Mendelsohn explains the interactions between public policy and philanthropy.
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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

06 Apr 2015

Mowat Centre presents on Social Finance to House of Commons Standing Committee

April 6, 2015

On March 26, 2015, Mowat Centre Policy Director Sunil Johal and Policy Associate Jamie Van Ymeren provided expert testimony to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities. Their remarks focused on social impact bonds, outcomes-based funding and the role governments can play in providing an enabling environment and supportive infrastructure for social finance and innovative program delivery. These are their opening remarks.

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