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This case study has been developed as a part of Investing in Native Communities, a joint project of Candid and Native Americans in Philanthropy. Learn about how the Calgary Foundation is taking active steps to change its internal culture and build relationships with Indigenous communities.
Philanthropic Foundations Canada;
This guide is a resource for funders considering public policy work. In this guide you will find 1) a useful checklist on what you can and can't do 2) strategies for public policy engagement and 3) case studies from Canadian foundations. The guide also explains the regulatory framework for charities engaging in public policy activities.
Philanthropic Foundations Canada;
Ce guide est une ressource pour les fondations qui souhaiteraient s'engager dans le développement de politiques publiques. Dans ce guide, vous trouverez 1) une liste de contrôle utile sur les opportunités présentées à vous ainsi que les quelques restrictions 2) des stratégies pour l'élaboration des politiques publiques et 3) des études de cas provenant de fondations déjà engagées. Ce guide explique également le cadre réglementaire pour les organismes de bienfaisance qui s'engagent dans ce travail.
This book marks a turning point in the evolution of Canada's philanthropic landscape – a testament to new and ground-breaking knowledge that reflects a distinct Canadian foundation sector. Explore established and emerging landscapes, Indigenous perspectives on philanthropy and creative and innovative pathways to change.
Community Foundations of Canada;
As an organization, CFC's purpose is "Relentlessly pursuing a future where everyone belongs." Without anti-racism, and confronting the inherent inequalities and discrimination in our society, it is not possible to create the true space of belonging that is needed and necessary for a just and equitable future.CFC has been a historically white-led organization. While this remains the case, ongoing programming has worked to engage and include input from Black, Indigenous and people of colour, on intersectionality and intersectional feminism, Indigenous resilience, and equity principles in emergency grantmaking. These have been starting points that have helped us further reflect on systemic racism in Canada, however we know we need to do more, and we need to help local community foundations do the same. During recent years, the organization has been privileged to grow and be able to support additional staff members, including Black, Indigenous and people of colour staff and board members who were welcomed to the team full-time, but the organization acknowledges that up until recent years, there has been limited Black, Indigenous or people of colour representation on our staff, board and in our program design.Given that we are still at the start of an anti-racism journey, we did not feel it was appropriate to share or market this package as a guidebook. Until we do more of our own inner work to address inherent systems of racism and white supremacy in our systems, we are not in a position to designate ourselves as leaders in this space.This invitation is not meant to be an exclusive guide, toolkit, or one-stop-shop for anti-racism materials for community foundations. Rather, this is a space to begin a conversation on the community foundation movement's shortcomings, and to take pause to reflect on where we need to go.
Nearly a year into the global COVID-19 pandemic, Canada's charitable sector has been at the forefront of providing supporting and vital services to people in need. In the early days of the pandemic, Imagine Canada sought to better understand how lockdowns, cancelled events, the need for immediate digital adaptations etc. were impacting the ability of organizations to fulfill their missions.This second Sector Monitor report, focused on the health and well-being of the country's charities, was commissioned to take the pulse of how organizations and leaders were faring. In particular, we sought to track the ripple effects of the global pandemic and its impact on the ability of organizations to continue to deliver services.With over 1,000 organizations reporting, we are confident that this snapshot accurately reflects the 'on the ground' reality that is being experienced. We have been able to better understand the changes in demand for services, the softening of revenue streams, the impact of federal government support measures and the impact to staff well-being.
With a focus on police unions in the United States and Canada, this article argues that the construction of 'blue solidarity', including through recent Blue Lives Matter campaigns, serves to repress racial justice movements that challenge police authority, acts as a counter to broader working class resistance to austerity and contributes to rising right-wing populism. Specifically, the article develops a case study analysis of Blue Lives Matter campaigns in North America to argue that police unions construct forms of 'blue solidarity' that produce divisions with other labour and social movements and contribute to a privileged status of their own members vis-a-vis the working class more generally. As part of this process, police unions support tactics that reproduce racialised 'othering' and that stigmatise and discriminate against racialised workers and communities. The article concludes by arguing that organised labour should maintain a critical distance from police unions
The Toronto Fallout Report captures seven months in the life of the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto. This report applies an equity lens to data, issues and the analysis of the research. It documents the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on marginalized populations and the organizations that serve them. At the same time, it surfaces the knowledge and expertise of community leaders whose lived and professional experiences shed light on the fallout from the pandemic. Their perspectives and leadership will point the way to a more fair and just social and economic recovery in Toronto.
Center for Evaluation Innovation;
In 2019, the Center for Evaluation Innovation administered a benchmarking survey to collect data on evaluation and learning practices at foundations. This is an ongoing effort (previous surveys were conducted in 2015, 2012, and 2009) to understand evaluation functions and staff roles; the level of investment in and support of evaluation; the specific evaluative activities foundations engage in; the evaluative challenges foundations experience; and the use of evaluation information once it is collected.The survey was sent to 354 independent and community foundations in the US and Canada reporting at least $10M in annual giving during the previous fiscal year, and to foundations that participate in the Evaluation Roundtable network (the vast majority of which meet the annual giving criterion). This report includes survey data from 161 foundations, a 45% response rate.We conduct the survey so that foundations can compare their evaluation and learning structures and practices to those of the broader sector. The results offer a point-in-time assessment of sector practice. They do not necessarily represent "best" or even "good" practice. They do, however, offer valuable inputs on key questions, such as: How should the evaluation and learning function be staffed and resourced? What kinds of evaluative activities should be prioritized? How can evaluation and learning link to strategy?
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society;
With three oceans and the world's longest coastline, the health of Canada's marine environment holds global significance. Home to thousands of species and habitats from giant whales to fragile corals and sponges, from tiny plankton to valuable commercial fish, Canada's waters contain an incredible diversity of marine life. Ensuring that these ecosystems continue to support marine life and coastal livelihoods will require specific and focussed effort to protect important areas. With the increasing impacts of climate change, biodiversity loss and pervasive pollution, it is more crucial than ever to reduce threats caused by human activity.
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society;
Objectives. Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, the David Suzuki Foundation, West Coast EnvironmentalLaw Association and WWF-Canada commissioned this research to fulfill the following objectives:Establish a representative perspective of how Canadians view the ocean and ocean protection,including why they value the ocean;Identify and quantify provincial/regional variations in perspectives (particularly for Nova Scotia andNewfoundland and Labrador) and identify drivers of these differences;Identify specific issues that motivate support for conservation or prevent Canadians from beingsupportive of marine protection, with emphasis on economic and regional issues;Identify frames that motivate Canadians to care for, and act on, matters of ocean health; and,Establish if Canadians' perspectives of marine protection have changed since 2016.
Calgary Foundation supports strategies that strengthen relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, that are built on mutual respect and traditional knowledge. In order to strategically grant for the most impact, it is necessary to study each of the priority areas to learn how to best support the work that needs to be done. This Impact Report provides insight as to how we might best affect change in this area.