ECVO Annual Program Evaluation Survey

Don't be surprised if you receive an email asking for your feedback about our Training and Convening events from 2016. We have hired the firm, Emerging Directions to conduct an evaluation for us. If you receive an invitation to participate in the online survey, please take a few minutes to respond.... Read more

Thinking of applying as a Canadian charity?

If you are considering applying for status as a registered charity in Canada you will want to read a series of blog posts from Mark Blumberg, a partner in the law firm of Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto. He works almost exclusively in the areas of non-profit and charity law. In "What is the chance of your Canadian charity application succeeding?" Blumberg highlights that of the 3810 charity applications received by the Charities Directorate of CRA in 2015-2016, only 1670 (43%) were approved. Why? It is ... Read more

2017 STEP Program Now Accepting Applications

The STEP program is back for 2017, with some changes designed to better support students and encourage as many employers as possible to participate. The program is part of the Government of Alberta's "Future Ready" initiative. In 2016, approximately 2,700 students gained valuable work experience working in Alberta with over 1,200 different employers. Nonprofit organizations can receive a wage subsidy of $7 per hour for a minimum of 30 hours per week. STEP positions must be at least four weeks in duration and no more than 16 weeks. Employers may determine the hourly wage they will pay but must pay at least minimum wage. The deadline to apply for 2017 funding is February 24, 2017. Read more

Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations

The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations, commonly known as ECVO, consists of a small group of dedicated professionals who support and advocate for the nonprofit and charitable sector in the Alberta Capital Region. You can look to us for advisory services; training and professional development opportunities; news and resources from local, national and international nonprofit organizations; networking events and consultation on public policy matters relevant to the sector.

ECVO Annual Program Evaluation Survey

Don't be surprised if you receive an email asking for your feedback about our Training and Convening events from 2016. We have hired the firm, Emerging Directions to conduct an evaluation for us. If you receive an invitation to participate in the online survey, please take a few minutes to respond.... Read more

Thinking of applying as a Canadian charity?

If you are considering applying for status as a registered charity in Canada you will want to read a series of blog posts from Mark Blumberg, a partner in the law firm of Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto. He works almost exclusively in the areas of non-profit and charity law. In "What is the chance of your Canadian charity application succeeding?" Blumberg highlights that of the 3810 charity applications received by the Charities Directorate of CRA in 2015-2016, only 1670 (43%) were approved. Why? It is ... Read more

2017 STEP Program Now Accepting Applications

The STEP program is back for 2017, with some changes designed to better support students and encourage as many employers as possible to participate. The program is part of the Government of Alberta's "Future Ready" initiative. In 2016, approximately 2,700 students gained valuable work experience working in Alberta with over 1,200 different employers. Nonprofit organizations can receive a wage subsidy of $7 per hour for a minimum of 30 hours per week. STEP positions must be at least four weeks in duration and no more than 16 weeks. Employers may determine the hourly wage they will pay but must pay at least minimum wage. The deadline to apply for 2017 funding is February 24, 2017. Read more

Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations

The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations, commonly known as ECVO, consists of a small group of dedicated professionals who support and advocate for the nonprofit and charitable sector in the Alberta Capital Region. You can look to us for advisory services; training and professional development opportunities; news and resources from local, national and international nonprofit organizations; networking events and consultation on public policy matters relevant to the sector.

ECVO Blog

Please get a licence, City of Edmonton tells nonprofits

Most nonprofits are unaware that City of Edmonton Bylaw 13138, as amended on February 1, 2016, requires any organization providing goods or services in Edmonton to have a business licence.  And yes, this includes nonprofits and charities! “Nonprofit organizations do require a licence to oper... Read more