Muttart’s Board of Directors has asked the Premier and his ministers to include charities and non-profit organizations in any economic assistance program. The Foundation notes that these organizations are facing the same situation as businesses – lost revenue and ongoing operational and facility costs. The Premier’s Office has acknowledged the letter and said it has been referred to the Minister of Community and Social Services

Letter to Premier

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