1. Resources & Publications

    Towards Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy

    In September 2015, Canada and all United Nations Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda), a shared blueprint for partnership, peace and prosperity for all people and the planet, now and into the future. The 2030 Agenda focuses on the commitment to leave no one...
  2. Resources & Publications

    Catalyst for Change: A Roadmap to a Stronger Charitable Sector

    Struck in January 2018, the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector was asked to examine and report on Canada’s charitable and non-profit sector. Through extensive consultations, the committee heard evidence on four key topics: the people working and volunteering in the sector; the rules governing the sector; and the...
  3. Community Blog

    Niagara Community Foundation: Governance Partners Program (GPP)

    The Governance Partners Program (GPP) was launched by the Niagara Community Foundation in 2016. This program helps registered charities identify their strengths and challenges they are facing in governance and management, and to provide expertise and resources to help charities improve their practices. Strong governance is about: Board leadership, oversight,...
  4. Resources & Publications

    Niagara Community Foundation: 2018 Annual Report

    Niagara Community Foundation: 2018 Annual Report “Helping good people build smart and caring communities” The Foundation has been a partner with Niagara Connects since inception. We are happy to share that 2018 was a transformational year for the Foundation. Here are some of the highlights of the Foundation’s impact in...
  5. Resources & Publications

    Sorry, Can’t Come in Today! The Hidden Reasons Behind Absenteeism and What You Can Do (Webinar Recording)

    Absenteeism, which refers to frequent, short, unscheduled or unexpected absences due to sickness or other types of leaves, can negatively affect team productivity and morale as well as the employer’s reputation. During this webinar, presenters discussed the hidden reasons behind absenteeism, the difference between absenteeism vs. presenteeism, attendance management strategies and...
  6. Resources & Publications

    Open Data Barometer

      The report looks specifically at 30 governments that have made concrete commitments to champion open data, either by adopting the Open Data Charter, or, as members of the G20, by signing up to the G20 Anti-Corruption Open Data Principles. The biggest action governments can take to speed up progress...
  7. Resources & Publications

    Niagara Community Foundation Interactive Map

    The map includes a significant portion of the more than $5.5 million that the Niagara Community Foundation has awarded since 2013 to great causes and organizations from one end of the region to the other. The vast majority of these grants come from the Foundation’s endowment funds, established to ensure...
  8. Resources & Publications

    Living in Niagara – 2017 Report: Action Themes Arising

    The Living in Niagara – 2017 report aims to support evidence-informed planning in the Niagara context by offering data to guide research and focused decision-making in the Niagara context. This handout summarizes the action themes arising in each of the 12 quality of life sectors. Related Resources: Living in Niagara...
  9. Resources & Publications

    Measuring Outcomes in Practice: Fostering an Enabling Environment for Measurement in Canada

    There is growing recognition that the social and economic challenges affecting individuals and communities are highly interconnected. Measuring Outcomes in Practice, a new report from Mowat NFP’s Enabling Environment series, argues that to address the root causes of these challenges in a systematic way, the charitable sector must shift from measuring outputs to...
  10. Resources & Publications

    Turning a Corner: Laying the Groundwork for Charity Regulatory Reform in Canada

    Canada’s charitable sector is at a crossroads. Heavy demand for services is already straining capacity. If, as seems likely, charities face a future of slow revenue growth, the gap between demand and capacity may degrade the quality of supports for the most vulnerable people in our communities. In response to...

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