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Dec 2018

Decent work means decent work for women

You can’t build a decent work movement in the nonprofit sector without women By: Pamela Uppal and Randall Terada, Decent Work Team, Ontario Nonprofit Network   Shining a GBA+ light on decent work The fact that we have a highly feminized workforce changes the way in which we are building a decent work movement in the nonprofit sector. Women workers are not a separate group...

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Nov 2018

Federal Fall Economic Statement

By Liz Sutherland With a charities advisory committee, nonprofit journalism, and a “social finance” fund, the federal Fall Economic Statement says ‘an election is coming’ Last week, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau unleashed some pre-election largesse in the form of the Fall Economic Statement. Most of it — $14.4 billion in foregone tax revenue over five years — was showered on the for-profit sector but...

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30

Oct 2018

Employment Standards Matter

By Cathy Taylor With the recent introduction of Bill 47, there has been much talk about employment standards. This current debate on employment standards pits employers against employees. But we know in our years of work on labour force issues and decent work that we are all in this together. There is no “us” and “them”. A decent work environment improves employees’ work lives, employment...

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24

Sep 2018

How we developed a pension plan tailor-made for the nonprofit sector

By Michael Kainer Let me start with an ending: I am pleased to share that ONN’s pensions implementation task force – created in 2017 to implement the first pensions task force’s recommendations – has brought its work to a close. Our main proposal is that ONN recommend OPTrust Select as the pension plan for the sector. And the ONN Board has accepted that recommendation. It’s...

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Let’s Talk About Learning Before We Talk About Measurement

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Sep 2018

Let’s Talk About Learning Before We Talk About Measurement

By Andrew Taylor and Ben Liadsky  Andrew and Ben are working with the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund on a project to explore what it means for nonprofits and funders to have strong learning cultures and how, together, nonprofits and funders can have a relationship more focused around shared learning.  Imagine a grantmaker that has very clear investment priorities. Perhaps, for example, their focus is on helping...

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27

Jun 2018

Partnering for People

By Teshini Harrison, ONN policy analyst Every Ontarian is connected to a nonprofit – whether through the cultural festival on the weekend, the environmental program at a local park, the social housing services, the hockey league at the town arena, the child care program, or the community research on food security.” – ONN Value framework for Ontario’s Nonprofit Sector Ontario has a new government. So...

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May 2018

Invisible Heart: A Good Start But Time to Ask Some Deeper Questions

By Benjamin Miller The Invisible Heart is a documentary about the promise and pitfalls of Social Impact Bonds (SIBs). While the film may serve as a helpful introduction to those unfamiliar with SIBs, and raises the right issues, it does little to address those issues. To do that, the film would have to situate SIBs in the much longer story of how private sector thinking...

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May 2018

Learning about Learning Organizations

By Andrew Taylor and Ben Liadsky  Andrew and Ben are working with the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund on a project to explore what it means for nonprofits and funders to have strong learning cultures and how, together, nonprofits and funders can have a relationship more focused around shared learning.    What is meant by a strong learning culture We often think about the word learning in...

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Apr 2018

Examining women’s compensation in the nonprofit sector – Part 1

The Care Penalty By Pamela Uppal This is the first in a three-part series of blogs examining women’s pay in the nonprofit sector. Part 2 and Part 3 are also available online.  Given the broader gender pay gap for women in the labour market, how does it manifest in the nonprofit sector? In short, what does women’s compensation in the nonprofit sector look like? Based...

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Apr 2018

Examining women’s compensation in the nonprofit sector – Part 2

The Gender Wage Gap By Pamela Uppal This is the second in a three-part series of blogs examining women’s pay in the nonprofit sector. Part 1 and Part 3 are also available online.  Given the broader gender pay gap for women in the labour market, how does it manifest in the nonprofit sector? In short, what does women’s compensation in the nonprofit sector look like? Based...

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