Recent changes to tax law and charity policy have given Canadian charities exciting new opportunities to contribute their expertise to the discussion and development of public policy.
Canadian charities have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in many important areas of public policy, from poverty reduction and education to health matters, environmental issues and much more.
Until recently, charities were limited in their ability to share their expertise with policy makers and the public. If their activities were seen as intended to affect public policy and government action, those activities...
Alison Brewin, Vantage Point’s Executive Director, shares her thoughts on the importance of not-for-profit organizations considering their role in advocacy. She defines advocacy and provides examples of how it can achieve mission impact and address societal challenges.