We Really Want You To Join Our Board

2017 Board Recruitment Advertisement If you believe in the value of Edmonton's nonprofit sector and you would like to be part of ECVO's change agenda, we have a chair for you at our boardroom table. ECVO is looking for energetic, passionate people to:

  • Influence policy decisions impacting the nonprofit sector
  • Build community networks
  • Act as change catalysts in the community
  • Serve as ambassadors... Read more

International Partnership Brokers Training Returns to Edmonton

There are only two chances in 2017 to participate in the Internationally acclaimed Partnership Brokers Training in Canada. We are pleased to announce that one of those opportunities will be in Edmonton, May 1 - 4. We are pleased to be hosting this high value professional development event. Partnerships can be highly challenging and often fall short of expectations. The strategies you will learn in the Partnership Brokers Training will maximize partnerships in every sector as well as in cross-sector partnerships. Employers may apply for the Canada Alberta Job Grant to assist in covering the cost of this training for one or more staff members. Check out the d... 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

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.

We Really Want You To Join Our Board

2017 Board Recruitment Advertisement If you believe in the value of Edmonton's nonprofit sector and you would like to be part of ECVO's change agenda, we have a chair for you at our boardroom table. ECVO is looking for energetic, passionate people to:

  • Influence policy decisions impacting the nonprofit sector
  • Build community networks
  • Act as change catalysts in the community
  • Serve as ambassadors... Read more

International Partnership Brokers Training Returns to Edmonton

There are only two chances in 2017 to participate in the Internationally acclaimed Partnership Brokers Training in Canada. We are pleased to announce that one of those opportunities will be in Edmonton, May 1 - 4. We are pleased to be hosting this high value professional development event. Partnerships can be highly challenging and often fall short of expectations. The strategies you will learn in the Partnership Brokers Training will maximize partnerships in every sector as well as in cross-sector partnerships. Employers may apply for the Canada Alberta Job Grant to assist in covering the cost of this training for one or more staff members. Check out the d... 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

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