The Muttart Foundation is a private foundation which supports charities in Canada, primarily in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Strengthening the Charitable Sector
The Muttart Foundation believes that Canada is best served through a strong, independent and interconnected voluntary sector. It also believes that foundations and other funders can help ensure the sector maintains and gains strength.
The Early years of a child’s life provide the foundation for development. A healthy birth, a nurturing home environment, and caring and supportive communities are critical in helping every child reach their full potential.
The Muttart Foundation’s Board Directors is encouraging the government to maintain the current exemption to the Lobbyists Act that is enjoyed by charities and other public-good not-for-profits. The Foundation does not see any reason for the changes proposed that would eliminate that exemption for any organization that has more than four staff. For a copy…
Muttart Releases New Report – Engaging Alberta Municipal Level Government in Support of Early Learning and Care
February 02, 2017
The Muttart Foundation has prepared the current discussion paper. Through a review of the role of municipal level governments in supporting early learning and care, this paper presents arguments and raises questions on the possible roles Alberta municipal level governments might play, and the responsibilities they might take on, to advance the public management, planning and delivery of services.
On February 8, Executive Director, Bob Wyatt, was one of the six people on a panel that spoke at the Senate Liberal Open Caucus in Ottawa. Muttart’s submission asked the Senate to undertake a major study into the laws governing Canadian charities – something that hasn’t been done for some 50 years. A copy of…