What Budget 2018 means for the sector

On February 27, the Federal Government of Canada tabled the 2018 Budget, which touched on a number of areas that affect communities and the philanthropic sector more broadly. Highlights include new funds for local journalism and community women’s organizations, as well as new trust reporting rules. The budget also references upcoming regulatory reforms that will enable charities’ involvement in political activities, and may confer charitable status onto eligible media organizations. Check out this reading list for a synthesis of the key points.

Federal budget opens door to non-profit media models via Ipolitics, 27 February 2018

Federal Budget 2018: Measures Affecting Charities and Non-Profits via Miller Thompson LLP, 27 February 2018

2018 Canadian Federal Budget – How will it affect the Canadian charitable sector? , via Blumbergs, 27 February 2018

‘Room for encouragement’ in federal budget, says Indigenous child welfare advocatevia CBC 2 March 2018

AFN BULLETIN – 2018 Federal Budgetvia AFN 28 February 2018

Budget fédéral 2018: Une avancée importante pour restaurer la liberté d’expression des organismes de bienfaisance au Canada, via Équiterre, 28 février 2018

1,3 milliard pour «protéger la biodiversité» et les espèces en péril, via Le Devoir, 27 février 2018

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