Despite gains made by the charitable sector over the past year on the political activities file, there are several new challenges emerging for charities wishing to engage in meaningful public policy dialogue and development. Two of these challenges are particularly relevant but not limited to those working on climate change issues: the Canada Elections Act provisions and their restrictions on election advertising, and Alberta Premier Kenney’s recently launched public inquiry into “anti-Alberta energy campaigns” and their funding by “foreign organizations”. This webinar will address issues and concerns raised by both developments, and speakers will discuss the manner in which organizations are responding and strategies for future response.
Presenters are being confirmed but will include: Tim Gray, Environmental Defence; Simon Dyer, Pembina Institute; Andrea Keller Helsel, Hewlett Foundation; and Hilary Pearson, former President and CEO, Philanthropic Foundations of Canada.
The webinar is co-hosted by the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network (CEGN) and Philanthropic Foundations Canada (PFC).
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.