IMPACT & ADVOCACY

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.

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.

3. Permanently eliminate the capital gains tax on charitable gifts of private company shares and real estate. It has been estimated that this proposal would enable the charitable sector to access an estimated $170 to $225 million of incremental funding from the private sector with a tax revenue cost to the government of only $50 to $65 million.

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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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