Policy & Government Relations 

CCVO's policy work is focused on providing a nonprofit voice to all levels of government. The sector turns to policy work when seeking to achieve systems-level change that cannot be accomplished through service delivery alone. We closely monitor and advocate for policy changes, share new nonprofit legislation and opportunities for you to engage. An understanding of the ways that your organization can engage with the municipal, provincial, and federal government is vital to fulfilling your mission.

We want to ensure you are prepared to respond to changing political environments and maximize your impact when government policies change. Reference our resources below to get informed and ensure you know what steps to take when decisions are being made that could affect your clients and the community you serve. We endeavour to be proactive in anticipating policy developments, representing the sector well and, in having a positive impact.

To support policy capacity of nonprofits, provide timely and relevant analysis, and be a leader in creating positive outcomes for the sector, here are the types of products you can expect from CCVO: reports, sector research, blog posts, news updates, policy briefs, government relations resources, and workshops. The table below highlights some examples of the kinds of activities you can expect from CCVO to move our policy priority areas forward, as we advocate on behalf of the sector.

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Building on CCVO’s track record of policy activities, our policy priorities reflect areas where we intend to show leadership in advocating for the best outcomes for the nonprofit sector, sharing our insights and knowledge, and providing analysis on relevant policy issues. We are committed to transparency and as such, we are pleased to share our policy priorities and will review these periodically to make sure that our work stays aligned with the needs of the nonprofit sector and current issues.

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Provincial Election Toolkit 2019

#nonprofitsvote, albertans head to the polls

CCVO is rolling out a nonprofit election toolkit to provide your organization with resources, tools, and information to help you confidently engage in the upcoming provincial election. The date of the election is not yet released, but will need to be called by the end of May 2019.

Visit the Election Toolkit page for in-depth election resources for your nonprofit.

Join us at one of our upcoming Policy Lunch & Learn sessions to learn more about advocacy strategy for your nonprofit.

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How You Can Contribute

We only achieve the most meaningful policy analysis with your participation! Please be in touch to discuss policy issues, ideas, or any thoughts you have on making our policy work relevant and accessible to your organization, and the broader community. Email us at: policy@calgarycvo.org.


Featured Policy Resources

Government Relations Resources

Click below to access municipal, provincial, or federal government department contact information, committee schedules, budget information, and current election information.


In this video, public policy experts explain why and how nonprofit organizations can magnify the impact of their work by engaging in the advocacy process.


Latest CCVO Policy Blog Posts