Many CED activities qualify as charitable programs and many fall into a grey area. Charitable purposes are determined by who benefits and the nature of the benefit provided. Relieving and preventing unemployment is a charitable purpose under the concept of relieving poverty and being beneficial to the community, however, providing employment is not a charitable purpose in its own right .
Revenue Canada is looking for feedback on the draft and will accept comments until June 30. The draft document is on the internet at www.rc.gc.ca/charities under draft publications for public comment. If you do not have internet access you can telephone the Charities Division at 613-954-0410. (Source: Community Action, Canadas Community Service Newspaper, March 15, 1999.)
Coalition of Neighbourhood Centres Outcome Evaluation Initiative Summary Report
The CNC, a network of over 50 neighbourhood centres across Ontario, has been searching out and developing evaluation models and instruments to help community-based non-profit service organizations specify and measure the outcomes of their work. The materials presented should help agencies focus more precisely on how, and in what circumstances, outcome-based evaluation might be used to support their evaluation goals. We hope as well that the report will further the efforts of staff, community members, supporters, and funding partners as they work together to develop practical and effective methods for evaluating the impact of community services in peoples lives. We found this online at www.interlog.com/~cnc/ but printed copies are available at cost from Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood Centre in Toronto, Tel: 416-656-1264, E-mail: email@example.com
Building the Technological Capacity of the Voluntary Sector
Canadas supersite for the non-profit sector more than 2000 pages of news, jobs, information and resources for executives, staffers, donors and volunteers. www.charityvillage.com