Our Sector Work
We are working with – and for – Ontario’s nonprofit sector. We’re focused on addressing issues that affect today’s nonprofit sector in Ontario – from our people and our partnerships, to our financing and sector structures. Much of what we do exists within one of these four pillars of work, however some of the work we undertake speaks to the sector as a whole.
The nonprofit sector is about people getting organized to build thriving communities. Volunteers and employees are essential to a strong and resilient sector and we need to make sure policies and practices support them in meeting the missions of their organizations.
Legal frameworks, regulations and governance practices provide us with parameters for how we can work. They can enable – or restrict – the way we collaborate, keep assets in trust for future generations and protect our communities, employees and volunteers. Making sure these structures support our work appropriately is key to a healthy sector.
To fulfill their missions, nonprofits and charities need access to and understanding of different forms of financial capital. Whether revenue, donations, loans, grants, crowdfunding or other contributions, the sector needs access to financial resources to get its work done. That means staying tuned into economic and financial policies, practices and new models that affect nonprofit financing.
Governments, nonprofits and businesses all have a role to play in creating thriving communities. We need strong partnerships between these sectors to imagine and contribute to solutions that benefit us all. Nonprofits have a leadership role to play in building relationships for governments, nonprofits and businesses to work together for the public benefits.