The Coalition represents nonprofit and charitable sector organizations that have come together in support of a shared mission: to create a stronger, more resilient and impactful nonprofit and charitable sector.
Today, for tomorrow.
COVID-19 has highlighted systemic inequalities, while also inflicting significant health and economic damage in communities across the country and around the world. Now, a shadow pandemic is emerging that will continue long after lockdowns have been lifted, affecting mental health, financial stability, food access, elder care, health care, education, women in the workplace and more.
Our society is at a crossroads – one which offers a unique opportunity to build a nonprofit and charitable sector that works in collaboration – with each other and with government – to build a stronger, more resilient and inclusive nation.
Our goal: A nonprofit and charitable sector fit for the 21st century
This is a Collective Movement
The time has come for the nonprofit and charitable sector and the federal government to work together like never before.
Members of the nonprofit and charitable sector are partners, innovators and community builders, responding to a vast range of issues like climate change, economic opportunity for youth and newcomers, democratic inclusion, and Indigenous reconciliation.
Our sector can offer unparalleled, strategic insights which reflect our work on the ground in every region of this country. Working hand in hand with government, we can bring innovation, avoid duplication and make valuable dollars go further, all while helping to create a stronger and more resilient country for all.
The Time is Now for a Home in Government
Many sectors have benefited from a similar home in government approach.
Fisheries & Oceans (2020)
- 1.6% of Canada’s GDP
- $31.65B annually in GDP
- 30,000 jobs
- 8% of Canada’s GDP
- $153.4B annually in GDP
- 920,800 jobs
Meanwhile, the charitable and nonprofit sector contributes
of Canada’s GDP
- 6.7% of Canada’s GDP
- $111.9B annually in GDP
- 2.3 million jobs
Source: Imagine Canada (2020)
OUR CALLS TO ACTION
The time is now to create a home in government for the nonprofit and charitable sector. Working together, we can build a vibrant, more resilient social fabric while supporting jobs and economic growth in every corner of our country.
Create a distinct home in government for the nonprofit and charitable sector to create over-arching policies that support the sector and tangible solutions to specific challenges
Develop a sectoral policy infrastructure which ensures a coherent mandate, incorporating the nonprofit and charitable sector in policy decision-making and legislative development
Support the Coalition
We warmly welcome the support of other organizations as we combine our efforts to ensure the continued success of a strong, resilient, impactful nonprofit and charitable sector.
Want to know more about the Coalition? Contact us!