Canadian charities have a long history of helping to inform and shape public policy at municipal, provincial, and federal levels.  For many, it’s a key strategy for advancing their missions.

Whether your organization has experience in public policy advocacy or is relatively new to the field, this extraordinary professional development opportunity will help you improve.

Application Deadline is November 19, 2018

Click here for PPTI Application form

About the PPTI

Between January and June of each year, Max Bell Foundation will deliver its annual Public Policy Training Institute (PPTI). We bring together 25 leaders from Canada’s charitable sector whose organizations want to impact the public policy process. Enrollment is open to staff or board members of any Canadian charity.

Selected organizations delegate their representative to attend six monthly two-day sessions. Sessions explore such topics as evidence, policy options, communications and engagement, and implementation. Each participant receives one-on-one coaching during the program to help them develop a policy-ready position on a given issue by program end.

On completion of the program, participants have enhanced their knowledge and skills required to develop, inform, and monitor public policy on issues of strategic importance to their organizations.

Click here to read more about the program.

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.

Is your organization looking to update its bylaws to stay current in an evolving non-profit sector?

ECVO is partnering with the Government of Alberta and the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission to deliver a bylaws session for non-profits registered under the Societies Act. To register for this session or find out more information, click here.

In celebration of The Muttart Foundation 65th Anniversary we have partnered with the MacEwan University’s Conservatory of Music to host a series of concerts. The will be held in Muttart Hall at the Alberta College campus of MacEwan University. For more information on the concerts and to get your tickets, please click here.

This article from Nonprofit Quarterly talks about situations where a charity may need a loan.

The Muttart Foundation has made loans to charities for more than 20 years.  They can take the form of mortgages, lines of credit, interim construction financing and more.

Not every loan request can be granted: the Foundation will do a full due-diligence review to ensure the charity’s ability to repay the loan.  Loans are ONLY made to registered charities.

If this seems to make sense to you, contact the Foundation’s Executive Director, Bob Wyatt, at