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Profit, Purpose, And Talent - The 2019 community investment report from Imagine Canada
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Corporate Community Investment in Canada - Read the 2019 report

Profit, Purpose and Talent: Trends and Motivations in Corporate Giving and Volunteering shows that employees value the community contributions of their employers, and that high levels of community engagement lead to long-term business advantages for corporations.

The State of Evaluation
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The State of Evaluation

This national report provides the first comprehensive look at how Canadian charities are measuring and evaluating their work, how they are talking with their funders about evaluation, and what enablers and barriers they are facing.

How does dedicated evaluation funding impact charities? The relationship between funders and funded charities is central to evaluation practice and norms, but what are the implications of funders requirements? How do they help charities further their missions?  We hope this report’s findings will help funders and funded charities better understand the value and challenges of evaluation.
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State of Evaluation in Canada: The Role of Funders

How does dedicated evaluation funding impact charities? The relationship between funders and funded charities is central to evaluation practice and norms, but what are the implications of funders requirements? How do they help charities further their missions?

State of Evaluation in Canada: Health Charities
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State of Evaluation in Canada: Health Charities

How do health charities measure up? A report that highlights how these specific types of organizations evaluate and measure their work compared to other subsectors.

State of Evaluation in Canada: Arts, culture and recreation charities
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State of Evaluation in Canada: Arts, Culture and Recreation charities

How do arts, culture and recreation charities measure up? A report that highlights how these specific types of organizations evaluate and measure their work compared to other subsectors.

State of Evaluation in Canada: education and research charities
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State of Evaluation in Canada: Education and Research charities

How do education and research charities measure up? A report that highlights how these specific types of organizations evaluate and measure their work compared to other subsectors.

State of Evaluation in Canada: Social Services Charities
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State of Evaluation in Canada: Social Services Charities

How do social services charities measure up? A report that highlights how these specific types of organizations evaluate and measure their work compared to other subsectors.

The State of Evaluation in Ontario
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The State of Evaluation in Ontario

An Ontario-specific report that looks at what is being evaluated and measured by Ontario nonprofits and charities and the role and influence of funders on measurement and evaluation.

Unfair or Unwanted? Competition Between Charities and Nonprofit Businesses in Canada
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Unfair or Unwanted? Competition Between Charities and Nonprofit Businesses in Canada

As Canadian charities face a long-term crisis of financial sustainability, they are looking at ways to increase earned income. At the same time, for-profit businesses have become more active in areas once thought to be the unique domain of charities.

Canadian Charity and Nonprofit Stats
Everything you need to know about the sector
Canada's Emerging Social Deficit
Learn more about the crisis facing charities
30 Years Of Giving In Canada
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30 Years of Giving in Canada

Take an in-depth look at the giving behaviour of Canadians in this new report – who gives, how and why – and how these trends are re-shaping the future of philanthropy in Canada.

Young People & Nonprofit Work - May 2017
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Young People & Nonprofit Work

Through a series of interviews with young workers, we gained insights into the experiences, aspirations and challenges these individuals face as they explore a career in the nonprofit sector.

Beyond Synergy: Charities Building the Future Canadians Want
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Beyond Synergy: Charities Building the Future Canadians Want

As a follow up to his Charities, Sustainable Funding and Smart Growth discussion paper, Chief Economist Brian Emmett presents a strategic architecture for government and the charitable and nonprofit sector to address the looming social deficit in Canada.

Charities, Sustainable Funding and Smart Growth
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Charities, Sustainable Funding and Smart Growth

Through a series of scenarios that project the state of the charitable and nonprofit sector in 2026, chief economist Brian Emmett identifies a looming social deficit.

Charities in Canada as an Economic Sector
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Charities in Canada as an Economic Sector

The discussion paper, by Chief Economist Brian Emmett and co-author Geoffrey Emmett, invites Canadians, governments, businesses and communities to not only think of charities as purpose driven but also as an essential component driving Canada’s economy.

Tax Incentives for Charitable Donations in Canada with a Focus on the Stretch Tax Credit for Charitable Giving
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Tax Incentives for Charitable Donations in Canada with a Focus on the Stretch Tax Credit for Charitable Giving

Brian Emmett, our Chief Economist, and Harvey Sims, the former Chief Economist, Privy Council Office for the Government of Canada and Ottawa-based consultant, co-authored a discussion paper about the tax incentives for charitable giving in Canada paying particular attention to the proposed Stretch Tax Credit.

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