Over the course of two days in Ottawa, representatives from the charitable and non-profit sector, including the Network for the Advancement of Black Communities (NABC), participated in an experiment to unite their voices and advocate for the sector. The goal was to address longstanding challenges, including dissension, polarization, and the sector’s marginalization in government budgets. The gathering generated energy and revealed a sector that is rapidly maturing.
After two days of discussion, the sector settled on four key themes for the 2024 budget:
Taking inspiration from the successful Green Budget Coalition, the sector aims to present cohesive and specific recommendations that demonstrate public benefit. The challenge is to appeal to all political parties while maintaining sector-wide cohesion.
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