Reports Archive

Paths Forward in Financially Troubled Times: A Restructuring and Insolvency Guidebook for Charities and Non-profit Organizations

December 11, 2020The Muttart Foundation in collaboration with Miller Thomson LLP

The Muttart Foundation, in collaboration with the law firm Miller Thomson LLP, has produced a resource to assist groups in coping with the financial hardships that are now upon them. Paths Forward in Financially Troubled Times – A Restructuring and Insolvency Guidebook for Charities and Non-profit Organizations is now available through the Foundation’s website.

The Guidebook lays out a number of avenues that groups can explore if they are financially stressed. These range from continuing operations in a different legal form or in a collaboration, to revamping finances to survive immediate threats to viability, to wrapping up the organization and its functions in a prudent and reasonable manner.

Paths Forward in Financially Troubled Times: A Restructuring and Insolvency Guidebook for Charities and Non-profit Organizations

Final Report Consultation on Transparency

January 2020Community Consulting Services Ltd. The Muttart Foundation

In autumn 2019, the Muttart Foundation convened a meeting of sector representatives, allied professionals, government regulators and international experts to discuss issues related to transparency, voluntary sector groups and their regulators. The session was one of an on-going series of meetings to promote the exchange of ideas and permit sharing of concerns of both sector groups and regulators. No undertakings or commitments from either regulators or sector participants are expected or made at these sessions, and any remarks in the report are meant only to reflect the discussions. A copy of the report is available here.

Final Report Consultation on Transparency

Final Report Consultation on Charities and Intellectual Property

August 2019Community Consulting Services Ltd. The Muttart Foundation

In spring 2019, the Muttart Foundation convened a meeting of sector representatives, allied professionals, government regulators and international experts to discuss issues related to Charities and Intellectual Property. The session was one of an on-going series of meetings to promote the exchange of ideas and permit sharing of concerns of both sector groups and regulators. No undertakings or commitments from either regulators or sector participants are expected or made at these sessions, and any remarks in the report are meant only to reflect the discussions. A copy of the report is available here.

Final Report Consultation on Charities and Intellectual Property

Final Report Consultation on Non-Profit Journalism

March 2019Community Consulting Services Ltd. The Muttart Foundation

In autumn 2018, the Muttart Foundation convened a meeting of sector representatives, government regulators, professional advisers and international experts to discuss the issue of Non-Profit Journalism. In its February 2018 Budget the federal government raised the possibility of measures to facilitate philanthropic support for initiatives in this area.  The session was one of an on-going series of meetings to foster an exchange of ideas and allow for a sharing of concerns of both sector groups and regulators. No undertakings or commitments from either regulators or sector participants are expected or made at these sessions, and any remarks in the report are meant only to reflect the discussions. A copy of the report is available here.

Final Report Consultation on Non-Profit Journalism

Final Report Consultation on Charities and Mixed Use Housing

January 2019Community Consulting Services Ltd. The Muttart Foundation

In spring 2018, the Muttart Foundation convened a meeting of sector representatives, government regulators, professional advisers and international experts to discuss the issue of Mixed-Use Housing. The session was one of an on-going series of meetings to foster an exchange of ideas and allow for a sharing of concerns of both sector groups and regulators. No undertakings or commitments from either regulators or sector participants are expected or made at these sessions, and any remarks in the report are meant only to reflect the discussions. A copy of the report is available here.

Final Report Consultation on Charities and Mixed Use Housing