Policy & Regulation

Renewing our social contract: Private Philanthropy for the public good

In its 2021 Budget tabled on 19 April, the federal government made a number of provisions as they relate to the charitable and non-profit sector, including its intent to consult on the Disbursement Quota. Notably, under the heading “Boosting Charitable Spending in our Communities,” the government stated its intent to consult “during the coming months on increasing the disbursement quota,” adding that “increasing [the DQ] would increase overall levels of expenditures by registered charities on their programs and activities in Canada….”

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