July 15, 2014 – Demographics are shifting, and fewer Canadians are volunteering regularly, but service clubs across the country continue to give back to their communities – and members say that won’t stop, despite recent challenges in attracting and retaining members.
About 6.1 per cent of Canadians aged 25-54 volunteered regularly in 2010, down from 8.3 per cent in 1992, according to Statistics Canada. (Metro News)
le 25 juillet 2014 – L’Agence du revenu du Canada (ARC) a dit à une organisation caritative bien connue qu’elle ne pouvait plus tenter de prévenir la pauvreté dans le monde, mais seulement la réduire, parce que le fait de prévenir la pauvreté pourrait profiter à des personnes qui ne sont pas vraiment pauvres.
Cette étrange dispute bureaucratique entourant l’énoncé de mission d’Oxfam Canada est une preuve de plus de la détérioration des relations entre le gouvernement conservateur et certains organismes de bienfaisance canadiens. (Radio-Canada)
Jul. 24 2014 – The Canada Revenue Agency has told a well-known charity that it can no longer try to prevent poverty around the world, it can only alleviate poverty — because preventing poverty might benefit people who are not already poor. The bizarre bureaucratic brawl over a mission statement is yet more evidence of deteriorating relations between the Harper government and some parts of Canada’s charitable sector. (The Globe and Mail)
July 24 2014 - Your nonprofit is going through an executive transition. The new executive director is finally in place. Now it’s time for the Board of Directors to back out of the way and let the new ED find his or her own way (Nonprofit Quarterly).
July 23 2014 - Investment returns at private foundations continued their strong gains last year, rising to an average of 15.6 percent according to a new study by the Commonfund Institute and the Council on Foundations (NonProfit Times).
July 23 2014 - In today’s volatile financial climate charities need to continually reassess their ability to generate funding – adapting current strategies and introducing new income streams when needed (The Guardian).
July 22 2014 – The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has released a new update with information about the regulation of political activities for charities (Charity Village).