Imagine Canada is working in partnership with others to start a New Narrative – a conversation with Canadians about our sector – who we are, what we do and how we are making a difference. While our organizations are trusted and generously supported, we know we can do a better job explaining our role and contributions.
To build excellence within Canada’s charities and nonprofits through common standards of practice and to strengthen confidence in the sector.
The goal of the Standards Program is to help Canadian charities and nonprofits improve their practices in five foundational areas: board governance, financial accountability & transparency, fundraising, staff management, and volunteer involvement.
On January 23, Michelle Baldwin, Executive Director of Pillar Nonprofit Network and Vice Chair of Ontario Nonprofit Network, presented at the Budget Consultation with Minister of Finance Vic Fedeli and Minister of Transportation Jeff Yurek, along with over 50 other community members across the region.
Yesterday, Lina Bowden, VERGE Capital provided her remarks to the Senate of Canada and a packed room of MP’s and supporters of the Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy for Canada 5. Below are her remarks.
PANEL REMARKS AT THE SENATE OF CANADA
Nothing generates creativity like a road trip (or train trip!). A few of Pillar's staff headed up to Toronto for the Ontario Nonprofit Network conference, Nonprofit Driven. From economic equity, how to activate a network and what it means to have decent work for women in nonprofits; we enjoyed two days of collaborative thinking, while exploring some tough challenges for our se
Over the past several municipal elections, Pillar Nonprofit Network has asked candidates running for municipal office to answer questions around issues that we felt were important in the community. This year, the questions we asked were around inclusion and equity because it has been identified as a key issue and area of focus in our community and as part of Pillar’s strategic plan.
At our Annual General Meeting we asked you to take a moment and answer the following:
What is the biggest question that we need to answer together as a community?
Over 150 of you from different sectors in the city responded.
We’ve grouped your responses into three themes:
Our Pillar staff hit the road attending three provincial and national conferences in one hectic week in Toronto! At the Ontario Nonprofit Network, the Ontario Social Enterprise Roundtable and the Social Finance Forum, we shared our successes and challenges, learning from the many incredible voices in the room.
Pillar Nonprofit Network is doing public policy work locally, provincially and nationally. Learn more about our public policy focus areas and what we're doing in 2017-18.