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Canadian Public Policy Issues

As the largest association of philanthropic fundraisers, AFP knows the profession like no one else. AFP's objectives include informing the public about the fundraising profession, and protecting the best interests of fundraising whenever related laws and regulations are developed.

Your Support Needed for Canada’s Stretch Credit Proposal
(Dec. 8, 2009) AFP members in Canada are urged to contact their Members of Parliament in support of the stretch tax credit that would encourage larger gifts by Canadian donors.

Canadian National Philanthropy Day Legislation Awaits Passage in the House
(Sept. 8, 2009) On June 2, 2009, the Senate approved a bill that would create the first permanent government-recognized National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) in the world. The bill will likely be considered in the House of Commons in October.

Parliament Passes Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act
(July 14, 2009) The Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, which may force many charities to change their governance structure and documents, received Royal Assent on June 23, 2009.   

Senate-Passed NPD Bill Introduced in Canada’s House of Commons
(June 9, 2009) Efforts to create an official day for philanthropy in Canada are again gaining traction in Parliament.   

Canada’s Senate Passes NPD Bill
(June 2, 2009) The Canadian Senate today approved a bill that would create the first permanent government-recognized National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) in the world.   

National Philanthropy Day Legislation Introduced in Canada
(Feb. 9, 2009) Sen. Jerahmiel S. Grafstein (Liberal, Metro Toronto) recently reintroduced legislation that would create the first permanent government-recognized National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) in the world.   

Federal Cabinet Rejects Appeal By Charities Regarding Do Not Call List
(Feb. 2, 2009) Canada’s federal cabinet has rejected a joint petition filed by AFP and Imagine Canada that would have exempted charities from red tape and fees associated with the new National Do Not Call list.   

AFP Works with Coalition to Educate Parliament on Current Giving Challenges, Proposals
(Jan. 12, 2009) AFP and members of Canada’s charitable community are posting advertisements in newspapers around the country about the current economic challenges affecting giving and nonprofit organizations.   

Canadian Group Calls for Continued Government Support for Charities
(Dec. 1, 2008) Imagine Canada, an umbrella organization for Canadian charities, has appealed to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper asking for renewed support and short-term  tax measures to stimulate charities country-wide in the face of an economic downturn.   

AFP Urges Inclusion of Capital Gains Provision in Throne Speech, First Budget
(Feb. 25, 2006) The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has sent a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper encouraging him to move quickly to eliminate the capital gains tax on gifts of appreciated securities to charity.   

Canadian Federal Issues
Learn more about the current Canadian federal issues affecting fundraising.   

Canadian Provincial Issues
Learn more about the current Canadian provincial issues affecting fundraising.   

Canadian Regulatory Issues
Learn more about the current Canadian regulatory issues affecting fundraising.   

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