Our Policy Priorities

ONN Policy Priorities 2019-2020


The following policy issues are those which ONN plays a lead role in advocacy with our partners across the Ontario (and in some cases Canadian) nonprofit sector. ONN supports other sector leaders on a variety of other issues not listed below. We also respond to policy opportunities as they open and try to make space to react to emerging issues as well as be proactive.

If you know of an emerging policy issue that affects a range of Ontario-based nonprofits (for example, arts and culture, sports, environmental, faith-based, health and social services nonprofits), please tell us about it. We love to hear about policy advocacy work in the sector and we may be able to spread the word and connect you with new partners.


Our goal is to strengthen and support the nonprofit sector labour force and its diverse and active volunteer base. This will result in the mobilization of a decent work movement in the sector.


Our goal is to catalyze improvements in the Ontario nonprofit sector’s funding environment by advocating for the reform of the sector’s investment relationship with the government and for the removal of barriers for nonprofits to earn income.


Our goal is to ensure that the Ontario nonprofit sector’s legal frameworks – policy, legislation, and regulation – support and empower the sector’s work.