The Muttart Foundation has made its submission to the Allan inquiry that is to enquire into organizations that have allegedly received foreign funding to make statements about Alberta’s energy industry. A copy of the submission is available here.

The Foundation carried out research to identify the degree to which Canadian charities report receiving funding from outside Canada. Data is based on the annual returns (T3010s) filed by charities with the Canada Revenue Agency for fiscal years ending in 2016 (the latest data available on the Government of Canada Open Data website).

This table shows all Canadian charities that reported receiving funding from outside of Canada. This table shows only those Alberta charities that reported funding from outside Canada.

By law, the Foundation is required to make available research it carries out or commissions.

The Canadian Council for International Co-operation has released a briefing note based on its research into problems caused by existing rules on how charities can work through intermediaries. This is a particular concern of charities working internationally, but also has implications for charities that wish to work with non-charities in Canada. The Muttart Foundation was pleased to fund the research.

Directed Charities and Controlled Partnerships

Canadian charities have a long history of helping to inform and shape public policy at municipal, provincial, and federal levels.  For many, it’s a key strategy for advancing their missions.

Whether your organization has experience in public policy advocacy or is relatively new to the field, this extraordinary professional development opportunity will help you improve.

Application Deadline is October 14, 2019

Click here for PPTI Application form

About the PPTI

Between January and June of each year, Max Bell Foundation will deliver its annual Public Policy Training Institute (PPTI). We bring together 25 leaders from Canada’s charitable sector whose organizations want to impact the public policy process. Enrollment is open to staff or board members of any Canadian charity.

Selected organizations delegate their representative to attend six monthly two-day sessions. Sessions explore such topics as evidence, policy options, communications and engagement, and implementation. Each participant receives one-on-one coaching during the program to help them develop a policy-ready position on a given issue by program end.

On completion of the program, participants have enhanced their knowledge and skills required to develop, inform, and monitor public policy on issues of strategic importance to their organizations.

Click here to read more about the program.

The Muttart Foundation has prepared the current discussion paper.

Across Canada, the capacity of provincial and territorial governments to advance the delivery of high-quality early learning and care services rests, in large measure, on their ability to develop and support better qualified early childhood educator workforces. The following report, prepared with the input of post-secondary faculty, provides a description of early learning and care programs of study across Alberta. It concludes with the outline of some preliminary strategies to increase the number of students who graduate with early learning and care credentials, while also seeking to raise the quality of these qualifications. 

MTF 2019 Strategies to Advance Educational Preparation

On June 12, 2017, the Canadian government announced the signing of a Multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework agreement with Canada’s provincial and territorial governments and went on to negotiate three year bilateral agreements that set out how much federal funding for early learning and child care would be allocated and spent by each jurisdiction. With funding support from The Muttart Foundation, Child Care Now prepared this report which analyses Canada’s Multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework agreement, each of the provincial/territorial bilateral agreements and how they measure up in terms of an evidence-based vision advanced by Canada’s child care advocates for universal, affordable, inclusive and high-quality early learning and child care. The analysis and accompanying arguments are those of Child Care Now.

Child Care Now - The Multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework and the Early Learning and Child Care Bilateral Agreements Feb. 2019