From the disbursement quota, to granting to non-qualified donees, to home in government, PFC is a leading national advocate for our sector. We deeply value their expertise, dedication and unique perspectives on philanthropy in our mutual work to advance federal public policy so that organizations are supported in achieving their missions.

Bruce Macdonald
President and CEO - Imagine Canada

2022’s first Budget Implementation Act, passed and included the essence of my Senate bill – S-216, the Effective and Accountable Charities Act. It included measures that changed ‘direction and control’ requirements that regulate charities who work with non-charities to provide a path to get rid of the deeply imbedded systemic racism that was contained in the Income Tax Act. In its place will be strong, accountable and effective partnerships based on mutual respect. Many thanks to the charitable sector who played an integral role in working together advocating for the changes, including groups such as Philanthropic Foundations Canada, Imagine Canada, Cooperation Canada, the Canadian Centre for Christian Charities, and the United Way of Canada. Good ideas, lots of hard work, persistence and above all, the voice and leadership of civil society was instrumental in creating change in the legislation.

Senator Ratna Omidvar