The charitable and non-profit sector is an essential driver of Canada’s economy and society. Over the last two decades, Canada’s not-for-profit sector has evolved significantly, continuing to contribute an essential part of Canada’s social fabric, civic life, and economy. Yet, its resilience has emerged as a critical issue.
Established in 2012 by the Mowat Centre, an independent public policy think tank, Mowat NFP provides evidence-based research and analysis on systemic issues facing the not-for-profit sector in Canada. Located at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto, Mowat NFP’s research assesses the policy drivers and enabling conditions that can strengthen, accelerate and scale the not-for-profit sector’s contributions to build thriving communities and improve well-being.
Mowat NFP works in partnership with umbrella organizations such as the Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN), Philanthropic Foundations Canada, and Imagine Canada to ensure its research and policy recommendations are timely, relevant, and realistic.
In addition to undertaking collaborative applied policy research, Mowat NFP excels in convening and facilitating events, bringing together a diverse range of stakeholders across the country and internationally to discuss sector-relevant issues and to foster critical learning of innovative policy solutions to the most pressing problems facing Canada today.
Mowat NFP brings together a team of leaders and analysts to deliver cutting-edge public policy research and insights to enable the not-for-profit sector.
Our Advisory Committee
Mowat NFP’s Advisory Committee provides insight on trends and issues impacting the not-for-profit sector and its ability to effectively contribute to Canada’s society and economy. Committee members help inform and shape Mowat NFP’s research agenda and support research dissemination to the not-for-profit sector, government, and the general public. Current members include:
President and CEO, Philanthropic Foundations Canada
Co-chair, Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector
Vice President, Community Investment & Development, United Way Greater Toronto
Executive Lead, McConnell Foundation
Partner, Miller Thomson
Vice-President, Partnerships and Knowledge, Ontario Trillium Foundation
President and CEO, Metcalf Foundation
President, Maytree Foundation
Executive Director, Ontario Nonprofit Network
CEO, Imagine Canada
Executive Director, Mowat NFP
Former Director, Mowat Centre
Mowat NFP’s work is made possible through generous support from the following organizations: