April 5, 2022 – Ottawa, Canada – Charities play a key role in our society by providing valuable information and services to Canadians, with a particular focus on the most vulnerable. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that charities have a regulatory environment that supports the important work they do.
Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, announced the appointment of nine new members to the Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector (ACCS).
“I am pleased to welcome the new members of the Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector, including two members from the Muslim community. Increased representation is important to ensure that the work of the committee reflects the diverse needs of the charitable sector. I look forward to continued collaboration with the committee as we work together to shape a regulatory environment that enables charities to succeed.
”The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue
The following incoming members begin their two-year terms with the committee on May 1, 2022:
Christian Bolduc – President & CEO, BNP Performance, LL.B, ASC, C.Dir., CFRE
Owen Charters – President & CEO, BGC Canada (formerly Boys & Girls Clubs)
Dr. Anver Emon – Canada Research Chair in Islamic Law and History, and Director of the Institute of Islamic Studies, University of Toronto
Sheherazade Hirji – Former Resident Representative, Aga Khan Development Network, Afghanistan
Jean-Marc Mangin – President & CEO, Philanthropic Foundations Canada
Sarah Midanik – President & CEO, The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF)
Martha Rans – Founder & Legal Director, Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society (PLEOS)
Tanya Rumble – Director of Development, Ryerson University
Bob Wyatt – Executive Director, Muttart Foundation
Since 2019, the ACCS has been engaging in meaningful dialogue with the charitable sector to advance emerging issues related to charities. To date, they have published three reports containing a range of recommendations on important and emerging issues facing registered charities.
More at Source: Canada Revenue Agency