On the Mend

The recent concerns over the “advocacy chill” highlighted systemic problems in the relationship between the government and sector. The newly elected federal government has given…

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Change Work: Full Report

This report explores the concept of decent work and its potential for the not-for-profit (NFP) sector. Decent work involves thinking about work “as a source of personal dignity,…

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An Open Future

The latest Mowat NFP Sector Signal examines the open data opportunity for the NFP sector and outlines the conditions that must be considered and developed in order to effectively…

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From Investment to Impact

Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) are a new funding tool that uses private capital to fund preventative social interventions. A new idea generating high levels of excitement and…

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Banking on Impact

In June 2014, the Mowat Centre delivered a two-day executive education course on social impact bonds (SIBs) in partnership with the Harvard Kennedy School Social Impact Bond…

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Demonstrating the Results of Capacity Building

This report was prepared for the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. It presents the final results of a year-long project that examined the use of three evaluation…

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Diversity & Inclusion

Recent sector survey results tell the story of a sector that has not internalized diversity in its hiring policies. In this Sector Signal, we analyze the findings from the Looking…

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A Platform for Change

This Sector Signal explores shared platforms as an organizational model for the not-for-profit sector and considers the opportunity to expand and deepen the practice.

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Shaping the Future

This paper draws on an Ontario-wide survey of not-for-profit sector leaders to examine the challenges and opportunities of human capital renewal in the sector.

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The Social Enterprise Opportunity for Ontario

This Sector Signal explores the potential and viability of social enterprise for providing innovative and cost effective solutions to deliver on the promise of inclusive economies…

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