Funding Policies and the Nonprofit Sector in Western Canada: Evolving Relationships in a Changing Environment

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Peter R. Elson
University of Toronto Press, 2016 - Business & Economics - 278 pages
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Funding Policies and the Nonprofit Sector in Western Canada offers a detailed yet accessible account of nonprofit funding policies in a region characterized by fiscal conservatism, a cyclical resource-based economy, and a growing share of Canada's population and GDP.

The chapters in this collection offer compelling and candid analyses of the realities of nonprofit funding in Western Canada. Each combines practical insights with academic rigour, providing critical historical context and an up-to-date profile of funding for services. For each province, a leading practitioner has provided an insider perspective into a specific regime or organization: nonprofit housing in British Columbia; the politics of social policy in Alberta; sport, culture, and recreation, and lottery funds in Saskatchewan; and community economic development in Manitoba.

Written by leading researchers and practitioners, Funding Policies and the Nonprofit Sector in Western Canada offers a solid foundation on which policymakers, scholars, and practitioners alike can examine the challenges and opportunities of the contemporary funding environment.


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From the Outside Looking In
1 Western Canadas Nonprofit Landscape
Relationship Building Funding and the Nonprofit Sector
3 The Power of Collective Voice in Influencing Funding Policy for the Nonprofit Housing Sector in British Columbia
The Neoliberal Legacy of the Klein Reforms
5 Albertas Persons with Developmental Disabilities Community Governance Act and the System to Provide Services
6 The Alberta Mentoring Partnership
7 Provincial Funding of Human Service Communitybased Organizations in Saskatchewan
Sport Culture and Recreation in Saskatchewan
From PrincipalAgent to Cogovernance
10 Mainstreaming Community Economic Development in Manitoba
11 Funding Policies and the Nonprofit Sector in Western Canada

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About the author (2016)

Peter R. Elson is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Community Prosperity at Mount Royal University and an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria.