Vantage Point connects with government representatives and community partners involved in public policy and sector initiatives to discuss the government's strategy to engage with the not-for-profit sector, Vantage Point's role, as well as opportunities for collaboration on an ongoing basis.
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Our Public Policy Initiatives
Finance Committee Report
Created a submission for the bc budget consultation process (available here)
Summarized the recommendations from the Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services (read the summary here)
Reached out to local MLAs to discuss key recommendations in the report, and to highlight recommendations concerning the proposed review of Community Gaming Grants
Held an info session in partnership with Law for Non Profits on the proposed amendments to the Societies Act
Consolidated general concerns and feedback to build a joint submission with the Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society (PLEO)
Employer Health Tax
Surveyed not-for-profits on their concerns around the employer health tax, in collaboration with BC Nonprofit Housing Association
Submitted results to the Ministry of Finance to support decision-making
Outcome: not-for-profit organizations and charities with a payroll under $1.5 million are exempt from paying the tax
Public Sector Governance
Vantage Point secured a contract to develop a training and orientation curriculum for new board members appointed by the government to Public Sector Organizations across BC
Introduced a principles-based approach to public sector governance through a cross-ministry collaboration, in partnership with the Crown Agency Board Resourcing Office