CCVO Submission to Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector
The Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector was appointed in January 2018, with the general mandate to: “examine the impact of federal and provincial laws and policies governing charities, nonprofit organizations, foundations, and other similar groups; and to examine the impact of the voluntary sector in Canada.” The Committee has undertaken this review through both launching an online questionnaire, and accepting briefs and presentations from organizations across the country.
CCVO has provided an official submission to the Committee. View our submission here.
In our submission, CCVO made the following recommendations to the Committee:
1. That the Special Senate Committee recommend that the Federal Government resource Statistics Canada collect, analyze and disseminate reliable and relevant data on Canada’s nonprofit and charitable sector on an ongoing basis.
2. That the Special Senate Committee recommend a formalized “home” within the Federal Government to support and sustain a vibrant nonprofit and charitable sector.
3. That the Special Senate Committee recommend that the Federal Government develop a funding mechanism to encourage transformative sector-wide adoption of technology, in efforts to close the existing digital divide within the nonprofit and charitable sector.
CCVO’s recommendations were made with the intention to further enhance the capacity of the nonprofit and charitable sector, to create even greater impact in Canadian communities. We are hopeful that our recommendations will be considered in the preparation of the Committee’s final report, due to be completed by the end of December 2018. CCVO will provide further updates on the final report once it has been released.