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Member Update – From the Nonprofit Desk

March 28, 2019 by Candybox Marketing

PAT106 Member Bruce MacDonald, President & CEO of Imagine Canada reports that much has been on a federal government front related to charities and nonprofits.  In recent months, a number of major announcements have resulted in significant work being advanced to make the operating environment for charities better.   These include:

  • the announcement of $755 million over 10 years for social finance investments and an additional $50 million over 2 years to prepare organizations on how to use social finance options
  • the first updates of size and scope data from StatsCan since 2006.  The charitable sector now employs 2.4 million Canadians and is 8.5% of GDP.
  • the removal of the artificial limits on the amount charities can spend on public policy advocacy
  • the creation of an Advisory Committee on Charities inside the Ministry of National Revenue. Bruce has been invited to Co-Chair this group!

There is more work yet to do, but these steps represent real progress.  For more information, just connect via

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