Government Consultation Guide

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A How-To Guide for Government Consultations with the Nonprofit Sector

This is a guide for government representatives who would like to seek out the perspectives of Ontario’s nonprofit and charitable sector.

The guide is intended to spark dialogue and action to strengthen government-nonprofit sector relations through its recommendations for improved consultation approaches.

It provides an overview of the broad scope of the nonprofit sector’s work, opportunities to consult the sector throughout the policy and program cycle, and principles of engagement.

Solving large-scale, complex social problems can’t be done in silos; it requires leadership from government and the nonprofit and private sectors. Each partner brings a critical perspective and resources to the task of social and economic change. Working collaboratively can drive continuous improvement, spur innovation, and maximize our collective impact.