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 November 30, 2020

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 Childcare Resource and Research Unit, the Canadian Child Care Federation, and Child Care Now distributed an online survey to child care centres and family child care homes designed to gather information on the state of child care service delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic for the week of April 27 to May 1, 2020. Using data from the national survey, the Muttart Foundation and the Canadian Child Care Federation prepared this report comparing pandemic experiences of services providers in Saskatchewan with those of service providers in other parts of Canada.

Early Learning and Care in Saskatchewan

New Granting Program Announced

The Muttart Foundation has announced a new funding program to assist charities as they consider their futures. The Restructuring program has three streams that may be able to provide support to charities that:

• wish to consider a formal merger with another charity;
• are interested in forming new alliances, ranging from sharing space to sharing back-office services; or
• need assistance in ending their operations while ensuring the people they serve are supported.

Details of the program are available here.

Loans from the Foundation

For the last 25 years, The Muttart Foundation has made loans, as well as grants, to Canadian charities.  In some cases, the loans are in the form of mortgages on property owned by a charity; in others, loans are in the form of a line of credit, usually around a special project.  The Foundation has also made short-term loans as bridge funding for construction or to cover cashflow issues.

The Foundation is willing to consider requests for loans. Details are available here.

The Childcare Resource and Research Unit, the Canadian Child Care Federation, and Child Care Now distributed an online survey to child care centres and family child care homes designed to gather information on the state of child care service delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic for the week of April 27 to May 1, 2020. A subsequent report, prepared by the Muttart Foundation and Canadian Child Care Federation, compared the pandemic experiences of service providers in Alberta with those in other parts of Canada. This document provides highlights from ‘Early Learning and Child Care in Alberta: Results from a National Survey During the COVID-19 Pandemic’.

Alberta Survey Highlights final

The Childcare Resource and Research Unit, the Canadian Child Care Federation, and Child Care Now distributed an online survey to child care centres and family child care homes designed to gather information on the state of child care service delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic for the week of April 27 to May 1, 2020. Using data from the national survey, the Muttart Foundation and the Canadian Child Care Federation prepared this report comparing pandemic experiences of services providers in Alberta with those of service providers in other parts of Canada.

The Pandemic and Early Learning and Child Care in Alberta Final July 20