Welcome to the AFP Canada Impact & Advocacy page!

At AFP Canada, we advocate for an environment that strengthens effective and ethical fundraising to encourage giving. Our vision is that more asking will lead to more giving and greater impact.

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AFP Policy Priorities

1. Designate a federal department—the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (formerly Industry Canada)—to have economic policy responsibility for the nonprofit sector. In doing so, it would provide a better framework to develop data-driven, charitable giving policies that would in turn foster a stronger nonprofit sector. (To learn more read the AFP Canada Policy Position: The Case for a "Home in Government".)

2. Allocate $1 million annually to Statistics Canada, for the purpose of collecting, analyzing and disseminating comprehensive data about the nonprofit sector, as proposed by Imagine Canada.


National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day®, officially November 15 every year, pays tribute to the extraordinary contribution that those involved in the philanthropic process have made to our communities. In 2012, Canada became the first—and remains the only—country in the world to recognize this day. Throughout November, more than 50,000 people across North America celebrate National Philanthropy Day® by recognizing the extraordinary generosity and dedication of donors, volunteers and charities. Contact your chapter to find out how your community is celebrating!

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