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.
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
The Muttart Foundation made its submission to MLA Tracy Allard to inform the Ministry of Children’s Services’ review of the Child Care Licensing Act and Regulation, set to expire on January 31, 2021. A copy of the submission is available here.
Child Care Licensing Act and Regulation review
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