Opinion: Charitable tax status may do more harm than good for some non-profits

Canadian charities are under attack. Readers are now familiar with the headlines of news reports, editorials and commentaries: “Canadian charities feel ‘chill’ as tax audits widen,” “Charity chill raises alarm,” “As CRA audits charities, there’s a scandal within a scandal,” and “Cracking down on those pesky charities,” to name but a few among hundreds. (Montreal Gazette)

Résumé du Valeur de l’action bénévole

Le 19 janvier 2015, Bénévoles Canada a réuni des chefs et des professionnels des secteurs public, privé et à but non lucratif pour Valeur de l’action bénévole : Dialogue national sur l’impact du bénévolat. Le but de ce dialogue était d’explorer les bienfaits et les approches à la mesure de la valeur sociale et économique du bénévolat du point de vue des organismes, des communautés, des entreprises, des gouvernements, des instituts académiques et des bénévoles. (Bénévoles Canada)

Value of Volunteering Recap

On January 19, 2015, Volunteer Canada brought together leaders and practitioners from the public, private and non-profit sectors for Value of Volunteering: A National Dialogue on Measuring Impact. The objective was to explore the benefits and approaches to measuring the social and economic value and impact of volunteering from the perspective of organizations, communities, businesses, governments, educational institutions and volunteers. (Volunteer Canada)