The Muttart Foundation has made its submission to the Allan inquiry that is to enquire into organizations that have allegedly received foreign funding to make statements about Alberta’s energy industry. A copy of the submission is available here.

The Foundation carried out research to identify the degree to which Canadian charities report receiving funding from outside Canada. Data is based on the annual returns (T3010s) filed by charities with the Canada Revenue Agency for fiscal years ending in 2016 (the latest data available on the Government of Canada Open Data website).

This table shows all Canadian charities that reported receiving funding from outside of Canada. This table shows only those Alberta charities that reported funding from outside Canada.

By law, the Foundation is required to make available research it carries out or commissions.

The Canadian Council for International Co-operation has released a briefing note based on its research into problems caused by existing rules on how charities can work through intermediaries. This is a particular concern of charities working internationally, but also has implications for charities that wish to work with non-charities in Canada. The Muttart Foundation was pleased to fund the research.

Directed Charities and Controlled Partnerships

The Muttart Foundation has prepared the current discussion paper.

Across Canada, the capacity of provincial and territorial governments to advance the delivery of high-quality early learning and care services rests, in large measure, on their ability to develop and support better qualified early childhood educator workforces. The following report, prepared with the input of post-secondary faculty, provides a description of early learning and care programs of study across Alberta. It concludes with the outline of some preliminary strategies to increase the number of students who graduate with early learning and care credentials, while also seeking to raise the quality of these qualifications. 

MTF 2019 Strategies to Advance Educational Preparation

On June 12, 2017, the Canadian government announced the signing of a Multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework agreement with Canada’s provincial and territorial governments and went on to negotiate three year bilateral agreements that set out how much federal funding for early learning and child care would be allocated and spent by each jurisdiction. With funding support from The Muttart Foundation, Child Care Now prepared this report which analyses Canada’s Multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework agreement, each of the provincial/territorial bilateral agreements and how they measure up in terms of an evidence-based vision advanced by Canada’s child care advocates for universal, affordable, inclusive and high-quality early learning and child care. The analysis and accompanying arguments are those of Child Care Now.

Child Care Now - The Multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework and the Early Learning and Child Care Bilateral Agreements Feb. 2019

The Muttart Foundation has released its submission to the Special Committee of the Senate on the Charitable Sector. This Committee, long advocated by Muttart, is charged with examining the laws and policies that affect Canada’s charities and not-for-profit organizations. Muttart’s submission lists the most important recommendations it feels are necessary in the regulatory field, and comments on other issues that fall within the Committee’s mandate. A copy of the full submission is available here.