Tag: nonprofit sector


Putting equity into the Disbursement Quota debate

07

Oct 2021

The Government of Canada recently completed a consultation on the minimum amount registered charities must spend each year under the Income Tax Act. This required minimum spending is called “the disbursement quota” or DQ for short. Currently, the Income Tax Act requires that registered charities spend 3.5 per cent of their assets that are not involved in charitable activities or administration. The Government had committed...

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Weaving advocacy into nonprofit work: Maryam Pandi

22

Jun 2021

Weaving advocacy into nonprofit work: Maryam Pandi

ONN was thrilled to welcome SACK’s Maryam Pandi to Nonprofit Driven 2020. This first-person profile is part of an incentive prize at the conference to recognize attendees and their work. I moved to Canada from Iran five years ago. In the beginning, like many other newcomers, I spent a lot of time figuring out my voice within the community I lived in. I’ve always been...

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5 ways your nonprofit can take action now to support Indigenous communities

02

Jun 2021

5 ways your nonprofit can take action now to support Indigenous communities

The news of 215 Indigenous children killed in a residential school in Kamloops, the community of Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc, is devastating. We grieve for these children, their families, and survivors, and the ancestors and legacies lost. Government-led colonialism has stripped Indigenous Peoples of their land, culture and belonging historically, and colonial violence remains a present reality.


Three reflections on 15 years as a nonprofit advocate

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May 2021

Three reflections on 15 years as a nonprofit advocate

This article was written by ONN Board Member Myna Kota. Myna is the Public Policy and Stakeholder Affairs Lead at Casey House. She has more than 15 years of experience with both local and national nonprofits. You can view her original article here. 15 years ago, after a brief stint in the private sector, I started my first job at a nonprofit organization. Since that...

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ONCA update

24

Sep 2020

ONCA update

The Government of Ontario has introduced motion #89 in the Legislature. This motion extends the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) by another year, until December 2021. This was necessary because legislation is automatically cancelled if it does not take effect in 10 years, and the ONCA was passed in 2010 so would be cancelled if it was not proclaimed by December 2020. We have been assured that the ONCA is...

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Health nonprofits face the greatest financial challenge in history

22

Jul 2020

Health nonprofits face the greatest financial challenge in history

This blog post is the third of our #680millionreasons blog series. The series highlights stories of the vital role nonprofits play for community members. From isolation support programs for cancer patients to the doubling of phone service sessions for children experiencing mental health challenges, many nonprofit services are needed now more than ever before. But Increased demand and need for organization services are not being...

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Youth need community while living apart: Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

01

Jun 2020

Youth need community while living apart: Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

This blog post is the first of our #680millionreasons blog series. The series highlights stories of the vital role nonprofits play for community members. Nonprofits are collaborating and innovating to provide stability, a sense of community while people are living apart, and access to supports while families face some of the greatest economic, health, and social challenges in a century.  As Canada’s largest agency serving...

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Making space for emerging leaders is key to building a better nonprofit sector

29

Jan 2020

Making space for emerging leaders is key to building a better nonprofit sector

Last fall’s Nonprofit Driven conference gave ONN an excellent opportunity to touch base with emerging nonprofit leaders. At the session, Developing the next generation of nonprofit leaders through decent work, panelists and participants shared their views on challenges facing younger workers. They provided a clearer picture of the sector as a whole, while also adding perspective on different experiences – and opportunities – going forward...

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Stronger together: Collective advocacy in changing times

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May 2019

Stronger together: Collective advocacy in changing times

By Cathy Taylor This is a disconcerting and uncertain time for the public benefit sector in Ontario. A change of government brings about changes that affect the environment in which our sector operates. From legislative and policy changes that affect our operations, like the nonprofit labour force and our financing, as well as changes impacting issues our sector cares deeply about: climate change, the arts,...

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