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Public Policy

  • Friday, July 28, 2017

    We know it’s a cliché, but the world continues to shrink. Events, trends, and emerging ideas in other countries have the potential to affect us all. This is just as true for charities and nonprofits as it is for other parts of society. Whether it’s proposals to end the restriction on partisan...

  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    For further information, read our in-depth analysis of Budget 2017, which examines the link between the pre-budget recommendations and advocacy carried out by the sector and the announcements made by the government. It was released almost two weeks ago, but Budget 2017 remains highly relevant...

  • Monday, February 13, 2017

    Charities and Government: Modernizing the Relationship So what might help the charitable, nonprofit, and social enterprise sectors rev up? Constraints, hot topics, and fresh ideas were just some of the reasons to get leaders together to discuss common issues at the Open Caucus hosted by the...

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016

    As a sector, we are often focused on the present. In the last few decades, charities and nonprofits have grown more quickly than the economy as a whole, as the sector has met rapidly growing needs. This rapid growth has been based largely on demographic and cultural factors – an aging population,...

  • Tuesday, February 23, 2016

    A new federal government can mean a lot of things. We know that this government made commitments on issues that affect the sector: limitations on political activity and advocacy by charities, social finance and social innovation, and even the legal and regulatory framework under which we ...

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015

    When I was 8 years old, I had the opportunity to travel to Northern Ireland and to visit my grandparents for the very first time. The memories of my first few days are still very vivid. From being frisked by the British Army at the Belfast airport to leaving a department store that had received a...

  • Tuesday, September 15, 2015

    You’ve probably already heard this, but there’s a federal election coming up on October 19. Maybe you’ve been focused on getting the kids back to school or recovering from your holidays to really be thinking about politics. I know I am! For most of you, provincial and municipal politics is...

  • Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    You’ve no doubt heard about our campaign to reach as many MPs as possible regarding the Stretch Tax Credit for Charitable Giving. We’ve been asking you to get in touch with your MP, to let them know about the Stretch and why it’s important — for your organization and for people in your...

  • Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    In a recent column, Andrew Coyne argues that the best way to address concerns about charities’ political activity is to eliminate the tax credit for those making charitable donations. While we welcome a broad-ranging discussion of the role of charities in Canada – including their role in public...

  • Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    Every day we stretch. We stretch our muscles, our imaginations, our dollars, and even our limits. But what about our giving? Can our giving be stretched for everyone’s benefit? At Imagine Canada, the national umbrella organization for charities across the country, our answer is yes, giving can...

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