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IOG's Civil Society Initiative: Civil Society as a Service Delivery Agent o...

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Institute on Governance

The Institute on Governance - ASPIRE Lab 60 George Street Ottawa, ON K1N 1J4

Ottawa, ON K1N 1J4

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SESSION THEME: Redefining partnership, revisiting funding, and encouraging true collaboration

DISCUSSION TOPICS:

  • Improving coordination and collaboration
  • Trends in charitable giving, fundraising and volunteering, and implications for civil society sustainability and ongoing role of government
  • Increasing use of new organizational forms, including mergers & acquisitions, shared services, social enterprises, partnerships and more, and what this means for civil society’s role as service delivery agent of government.

Civil society's impact on governance and social cohesion is being felt in Canada and around the world. The rise of populism, a declining trust in governments, the changing role of (and trust in) media as a neutral, fact-based intermediary, and the impact of technologies on both organizational form and engagement (within and across sectors), all tell us that the role of civil society in Canada is evolving.

Civil society is a reflection, and voice, of society’s wants, needs, priority issues and concerns. In a diverse society like Canada, civil society elements reflect our culture (e.g. French/English) and include NGO’s, faith-based organizations, immigrant groups, and Indigenous Peoples. Civil society has the ability to both disrupt and bring together. Citizens also tend to have more trust in civil society than they do in governments.

Governments need insight into the changing roles and views on the impact of civil society so they can respond with policies and programs.

Note: This session is three of four in the IOG's Civil Society Initiative, Civil Society and Governance in Canada: Rebuilding Trust and Supporting Collaboration. If you would like to register for all four sessions, click here.

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