Supporting Innovation and Resiliency in the Charitable and Non-Profit Sector
August 2010 – Imagine Canada, a national umbrella organization representing the interest of Canadian charities and non-profits, has just submitted its pre-budget brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. To read the pre-budget brief click here.
During this hour long webinar, The Muttart Foundation highlights its Leaderhship Bursary program which provides funding for social service charities and early childhood education and care charities to support leadership development for senior staff members. The webinar which took place on June 16th highlights four specific leadership programs related to the non-profit sector. To access the webinar, please click here.
THE MUTTART FOUNDATION PRESENTATION TO THE EDMONTON PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD
The Foundation with the support of Martin Garber-Conrad from the Edmonton Community Foundation and Dr. Jane Hewes from the Early Learning and Child Care program at Grant MacEwan made a presentation to the EPSB on the subject of school closures in the inner city. The presentation focused on the proposed closure of McCauley School. To read the presentation please click here.
The National Charity and Not-for-Profit Law section of the Canadian Bar Association is presenting its annual Symposium in Toronto on Friday, April 30th, 2010. The brochure for the symposium, which deals with current and emerging issues in Canadian charity law, can be found here click
The Foundation is pleased to publish its executive director’s Muttart Staff Fellowship monograph. Mr. Bob Wyatt’s monograph, ‘Letters to (not always of) Joy’, argues in favour of a strong national umbrella organization to advance the work of the voluntary sector. The monograph is available for purchase at a cost of $15 from either the RCVO at Grant MacEwan University or the Volunteer Centre of Calgary. Alternatively, the monograph can be downloaded free of charge from the Foundation website.
To download this monograph, please click here.
The results of the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organization’s third ‘Impact of the Economic Downturn’ survey have now been released.
Results of an economic impact survey conducted by the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations reveals that Alberta’s not-for-profit organizations and charities have been adapting to the recession, however, they report that they are stretched to the limit and have little capacity to adjust to increased demand for their services or reduced funding.
To read the full report, click here.