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UPDATE: The Government of Canada is suspending the implementation of certain provisions in Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) in response to broad-based concerns raised by businesses, charities and the not-for-profit sector. The provisions, known as private right of action, would have allowed lawsuits to be filed against individuals and organizations for alleged violations of the legislation. The provisions were scheduled to come into force on July 1, 2017, but ha... Read more
Partnerships and collective impact initiatives are multiplying in Canada as cross-sectional collaborators come together to address complex social issues. Partnering can be highly challenging to those involved and often fall short of expectations. A successful partnership requires highly skill... Read more
It's difficult to sum up a year's worth of work in a single brochure. Last year, the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations spearheaded a number of projects and initiatives to strengthen the nonprofit sector in our city. The 2016 annual report showcases our past work such as the Moving to Action initiative, board-to-board netwo... Read more
Beth Kanter, internationally recognized nonprofit expert, will be conducting a workshop in Edmonton on May 10, 2017 based on her book, The Networked Nonprofit. This workshop will help nonprofits to achieve greater impact for their cause. Kanter will illustrate vividly how engaging in networks requires organizations to focus more on their mission within the community, than on the singular success of their own organization. In a highly interactive setting Kanter will show how digital tools help... Read more
April 23 - 29 is a week set aside to recognize the contributions of volunteers across Canada. With over 12.7 million Canadians volunteering 13.3 million hours yearly, there are lots of reasons to celebrate. A recent press release from Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism reminds us that "there is not a single Albertan whose life has not been touched by the contributions of a volunteer." On Saturday, April 22, Edmonton kicked off National Volunteer Week at West Edmonton Mall with ECVO... Read more