Funding Policies and the Nonprofit Sector in Western Canada: Evolving Relationships in a Changing Environment

Edited by Peter R. Elson

© 2016

Funding Policies and the Nonprofit Sector in Western Canada offers a detailed yet accessible account of nonprofit funding policies in a region characterized by fiscal conservatism, a cyclical resource-based economy, and a growing share of Canada’s population and GDP.

The chapters in this collection offer compelling and candid analyses of the realities of nonprofit funding in Western Canada. Each combines practical insights with academic rigour, providing critical historical context and an up-to-date profile of funding for services. For each province, a leading practitioner has provided an insider perspective into a specific regime or organization: nonprofit housing in British Columbia; the politics of social policy in Alberta; sport, culture, and recreation, and lottery funds in Saskatchewan; and community economic development in Manitoba.

Written by leading researchers and practitioners, Funding Policies and the Nonprofit Sector in Western Canada offers a solid foundation on which policymakers, scholars, and practitioners alike can examine the challenges and opportunities of the contemporary funding environment.

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  • Series: IPAC Series in Public Management and Governance
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 296 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.5in x 1.0in x 9.0in
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The chapters in this collection offer compelling and candid analyses of the realities of nonprofit funding in Western Canada.

Funding Policies and the Nonprofit Sector in Western Canada: Evolving Relationships in a Changing Environment

Edited by Peter R. Elson

© 2016

Funding Policies and the Nonprofit Sector in Western Canada offers a detailed yet accessible account of nonprofit funding policies in a region characterized by fiscal conservatism, a cyclical resource-based economy, and a growing share of Canada’s population and GDP.

The chapters in this collection offer compelling and candid analyses of the realities of nonprofit funding in Western Canada. Each combines practical insights with academic rigour, providing critical historical context and an up-to-date profile of funding for services. For each province, a leading practitioner has provided an insider perspective into a specific regime or organization: nonprofit housing in British Columbia; the politics of social policy in Alberta; sport, culture, and recreation, and lottery funds in Saskatchewan; and community economic development in Manitoba.

Written by leading researchers and practitioners, Funding Policies and the Nonprofit Sector in Western Canada offers a solid foundation on which policymakers, scholars, and practitioners alike can examine the challenges and opportunities of the contemporary funding environment.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: IPAC Series in Public Management and Governance
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 296 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.5in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    "[Peter Elson] and his colleagues have produced a very informative collection of essays on the working relations between provincial government funding programmes and non-profit organizations active in a variety of family, social and human services, sports, culture, recreation, and related programmes."


    Silvia Ferreira
    Canadian Law Library Review, vol 44 no 1Voluntas, vol 30

    "This collectionbrings together a group of excellent scholars whose work sheds considerable light on the workings of the nonprofit sector in the western provinces and its interaction with government. Their essays provide a rich and textured understanding of the continuities and discontinuities involving the nonprofit sector and these relationships in this part of Canada."


    John Shields, Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University
  • Author Information

    Peter R. Elson is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Community Prosperity at Mount Royal University and an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria.

  • Table of contents

    Preface: Funding Regimes: From the Outside Looking In (Susan D. Phillips)
    Chapter One: Western Canada’s Nonprofit Landscape (Peter R. Elson)
    Chapter Two: Adapting to British Columbia’s New Era and Moving Beyond: Relationship-Building, Funding, and the Nonprofit Sector (Evert Lindquist and Thea Vakil)
    Chapter Three: The Power of Collective Voice in Influencing Funding Policy for the Nonprofit Housing Sector in British Columbia (Jill Atkey and Karen Stone)
    Chapter Four: Alberta’s Social Policy: The Neoliberal Legacy of the Klein Reforms (Nilima Sonpal-Valias, Lori Sigurdson, and Peter R. Elson) 
    Chapter Five: Alberta’s Persons with Developmental Disabilities Community Governance Act and the System to Provide Services (Keith Seel)
    Chapter Six: The Alberta Mentoring Partnership (Liz O’Neill, Marni Pearce, Ken Dropko, and W. H. (Wilma) Haas)
    Chapter Seven: Provincial Funding of Human Service CBOs in Saskatchewan (Joe Garcea and Gloria DeSantis)
    Chapter Eight: Funding Policy and the Provincial Lottery: Sport, Culture and Recreation in Saskatchewan (Lynn Gidluck)
    Chapter Nine: A Patchwork of Funding Relationships in Manitoba: From Principal-Agent Towards Co-Governance (Sid Frankel and Karine Levasseur)
    Chapter Ten: Mainstreaming Community Economic Development in Manitoba (Brendan Reimer, Kirsten Bernas, and Monica Adeler)
    Chapter Eleven: Funding Policies and the Nonprofit Sector in Western Canada (Peter R. Elson)

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