OCYA Special Report: On-Line Survey

The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate is preparing a Special Report on LGBTQ2S+ young people. They want to hear from children and youth about their experiences with Child Intervention (Child Welfare) and/or youth justice systems.

The online survey is now open. If you are working with youth who identify as being LGBTQ2S+, please share this with them and ask them if they would be willing to complete the survey

As well, if you are a service provider/caregiver/community member working with LGBTQ2S+ children and youth, we want to hear from you about what is important and helpful in serving LGBTQ2s+ children and youth. Click here to complete the online survey

For more information call Mari at 1-800-661-3446 or visit www.ocya.alberta. Ca and click on the Pride flag.

The 2017 Alberta Nonprofit Survey is Now Open!

CCVO 2017 Alberta Nonprofit Survey
The Alberta Nonprofit Survey is conducted annually by the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations. It is the only source of province-wide “state of the sector” research that documents the ongoing experience, evolution, and health of the nonprofit and charitable sector. The final report is frequently used to help inform the decision-making of nonprofit leaders and boards, the Government of Alberta, foundations, and community stakeholders. This year’s survey includes questions provided by the Government of Alberta.

New Parents and Child Care Survey

The Childcare Resource and Research Unit is conducting a survey of parents and parents-to-be across Canada who are (or whose partner is) expecting a baby or on paid or unpaid maternity/parental leave.
We are surveying Canadian parents and parents-to-be (now expecting a baby or are on paid or unpaid maternity/parental leave) about child care arrangements. We expect this research will lead to better understanding about how parents arrange child care. The results of the survey will be publicly available later in 2017 on their website at www.childcarecanada.org.

They would very much appreciate help from both individuals and organizations in circulating the survey, either by passing it on yourself to appropriate individuals or groups, through social media, by putting a link to it on your website or in a newsletter, or through other means.

This survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. Any information provided will be completely anonymous. It will be used only as group (aggregate) information and only for this project.

Please click here to connect to access the questionnaire, which is available in English and French.

This survey is being conducted by the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) in collaboration with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW).

Call to Action: Charities and Political Activities Nov. 2016

Call to Action: Charities and Political Activities
Imagine Canada has taken a lead role in developing a charitable sector position on this topic and has released a framework containing recommendations intended to add clarity to existing rules and CRA communications

Review CRA’s Online Consultation Download the Imagine Canada Framework from their resource page

Participate in  Webinar on Nov. 21, hosted in partnership with the Pembina Institute, Alberta Ecotrust, and Imagine Canada.

•Develop your own submission or use Imagine Canada’s template and send your comments to consultation-policy-politique@cra-arc.gc.ca.

The deadline for submissions is December 14,2016  (revised date)

City of Calgary and the Government of Alberta Request Feedback – Proposed City Charter.

Have Your Say on City Charters Tell the Province what you think about City Charters before Nov. 10.
The City of Calgary and the Government of Alberta request feedback on the proposed City Charter. This document will enable City Council to make more decisions, including the timelines and application process for the Community Organization Property Tax Exemption Regulation (COPTER) and start conversations around the future of Community Hubs in Calgary.

Workforce Alliance: Cross Association Workforce Survey

Update October 2016
ALIGN was previously requested by the Workforce Alliance to complete a cross association workforce survey but it is unclear at this time if this will proceed as it seems to be less of a government priority following reorganization of the Ministry.

CASL Survey 2016

Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) regulates electronic messages (e-mails, SMS texts, instant messages, etc.) sent for commercial purposes, impacting some of the communications sent by non-profit organizations. CASL is being reviewed in 2017, providing charities and non-profits with an opportunity to recommend any changes we might want to see. Imagine Canada is conducting a survey to help inform their recommendations to the federal government, as well as produce a summary report of the impact of CASL on the non-profit sector. Add your non-profit’s experience and perspective
Complete the survey online.