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The charitable and not-for-profit (NFP) sector is an essential driver of Ontario’s economy and society. Its resilience has emerged as a critical issue for Ontario’s future. In 2012, Mowat established a research hub to provide evidence-based research and analysis on systemic issues facing the sector in Canada, with a particular focus on Ontario.

As part of an independent think tank with strong partnerships with government and the sector, Mowat NFP brings a balanced perspective through which to examine the challenges facing today’s sector and to support its future direction. Mowat NFP works in partnership with umbrella organizations such as the Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) and Imagine Canada to ensure our research and policy recommendations are timely and relevant to the sector and reflect its values.

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This research series from Mowat NFP explores different dimensions of an enabling environment in the relationship between the charitable and non-profit sector and government. The series is intended to help the federal government and the charitable and NFP sector develop a modern federal policy framework that enables the sector and strengthens its ability to improve the quality of life of Canadians and people around the world.

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October 13, 2017 | Lisa Lalande, Joanne Cave

Measuring Outcomes in Practice

Fostering an enabling environment for measurement in Canada

There is growing recognition that the social and economic challenges affecting individuals and communities are highly interconnected. Measuring Outcomes in Practice, a new report from Mowat NFP’s Enabling Environment series, argues that to address the root causes of these challenges in a systematic way, the charitable sector must shift from measuring outputs to measuring outcomes. More

Latest Research

October 13, 2017 | Lisa Lalande, Joanne Cave

Measuring Outcomes in Practice

Fostering an enabling environment for measurement in Canada

There is growing recognition that the social and economic challenges affecting individuals and communities are highly interconnected. Measuring Outcomes in Practice, a new report from Mowat NFP’s Enabling Environment series, argues that to address the root causes of these challenges in a systematic way, the charitable sector must shift from measuring outputs to measuring outcomes. More
September 19, 2017 | Joanne Cave, Kent Aitken, Lisa Lalande

Bridging the Gap

Designing a Canadian What Works Centre

As demand for evidence-based policymaking increases at all orders of government, Canada must build capacity to generate and mobilize evidence. This paper explores the concept of What Works Centres, independent and non-partisan organizations structured to create, collect and curate evidence on public policy challenges and the success - and failure - of government and community-based interventions. More
June 1, 2017 | Duncan Farthing-Nichol, Lisa Lalande, Joanne Cave

Turning a Corner

Laying the Groundwork for Charity Regulatory Reform in Canada

Mowat NFP's new release, the second in its Enabling Environment series, aims to set the stage for the design of a new legislative framework governing the charitable sector in Canada. More

NFP Paper Categories

Legislation and Regulation
The Integration Agenda

Data and Information
An Open Future

Financing and Funding Models
From Investment to Impact
The Social Enterprise Opportunity for Ontario

Capacity Building
Unpacking Impact
Change Work: Summary
Change Work: Full Report
Diversity & Inclusion
Demonstrating the Results of Capacity Building
A Platform for Change
Shaping the Future
Human Capital Renewal in the Nonprofit Sector

Government-Sector Relationship
On the Mend
Charting a Path Forward

 


Staff

Lisa Lalande

Executive Lead, Mowat NFP

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Vivien Carli

Senior Policy Associate

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Steering Committee

Helen Burstyn
Special Advisor, Social Enterprise, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Blair Dimock
Vice-President, Performance and Strategic Investments, Ontario Trillium Foundation

Sandy Houston
President and CEO, Metcalf Foundation

Ryan Lock
Director, Social Enterprise, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment

Michelynn Lafleche
Director, Research, United Way Toronto

Matthew Mendelsohn
Director, Mowat Centre

Colette Murphy
Executive Director, Atkinson Charitable Foundation

Elizabeth McIsaac
President, Maytree

Cathy Taylor
Executive Director, Ontario Nonprofit Network

Funders

Mowat NFP is generously funded by The Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, Metcalf Foundation, Atkinson Foundation, United Way Toronto, Maytree, and the Mowat Centre.

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Events

There are no upcoming events for Mowat NFP.
 
 

Past NFP Events

June 21, 2016

Unpacking Impact Conference

A one-day forum for exploring impact measurement for social enterprises. More