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Date(s) - 12/12/2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


New Date! December 12, 2019!

“The charitable and non-profit sector has suffered from benign neglect for too long… The time for real change has come.”

After extensive consultations with Canadian charities, non-profit and volunteer groups, the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector released ‘Catalyst for Change: A Roadmap to a Stronger Charitable Sector’ this June. The committee was asked to examine and report on Canada’s charitable and non-profit sector.

The report found that while the sector is resilient and innovative, its potential is limited by what are seen by many stakeholders as complex, outdated rules and a lack of coordinated support within the federal government.

The report makes 42 recommendations for real and genuine change. Join Senators Terry Mercer, Ratna Omidvar and Yonah Martin in a panel discussion to highlight key findings and recommendations from the report. The panel will be moderated by the Chair of the AFP Ottawa Chapter, and President & CEO of the Rideau Hall Foundation, Teresa Marques. If time allows, there will be a question and answer period with the audience. Register Here


Senator Terry Mercer
PSG – (Nova Scotia – Northend Halifax)

Senator Ratna Omidvar

ISG – (Ontario)

Senator Yonah Martin

C – (British Columbia)


Teresa Marques
Chair of the AFP Ottawa Chapter, and President & CEO of the Rideau Hall Foundation

Register Here