The Muttart Foundation has released its submission to the Special Committee of the Senate on the Charitable Sector. This Committee, long advocated by Muttart, is charged with examining the laws and policies that affect Canada’s charities and not-for-profit organizations. Muttart’s submission lists the most important recommendations it feels are necessary in the regulatory field, and comments on other issues that fall within the Committee’s mandate. A copy of the full submission is available here.
Is your organization looking to update its bylaws to stay current in an evolving non-profit sector?
ECVO is partnering with the Government of Alberta and the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission to deliver a bylaws session for non-profits registered under the Societies Act. To register for this session or find out more information, click here.
In celebration of The Muttart Foundation 65th Anniversary we have partnered with the MacEwan University’s Conservatory of Music to host a series of concerts. The will be held in Muttart Hall at the Alberta College campus of MacEwan University. For more information on the concerts and to get your tickets, please click here.
This article from Nonprofit Quarterly talks about situations where a charity may need a loan.
The Muttart Foundation has made loans to charities for more than 20 years. They can take the form of mortgages, lines of credit, interim construction financing and more.
Not every loan request can be granted: the Foundation will do a full due-diligence review to ensure the charity’s ability to repay the loan. Loans are ONLY made to registered charities.
If this seems to make sense to you, contact the Foundation’s Executive Director, Bob Wyatt, at [email protected].
On June 13, Carleton University awarded an honourary Doctorate of Laws degree to Muttart Foundation Executive Director, Bob Wyatt.
For the presentation of the degree and Wyatt’s speech to graduates, click here.
The Muttart Foundation’s Board Directors is encouraging the government to maintain the current exemption to the Lobbyists Act that is enjoyed by charities and other public-good not-for-profits. The Foundation does not see any reason for the changes proposed that would eliminate that exemption for any organization that has more than four staff. For a copy of the full letter, click here.1703 lt premier final