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Funding the law reform process – Feminist Law Reform 101 – National Association of Women and the Law
Feminist Law Reform 101

Funding the law reform process

Videos

  1. 1. What are non-profit organizations and charities?

    Karen Cooper, Legal counsel, Drache Aptowitzer, LLP. In Julie Shugarman, Martha Jackman Eds., Online Feminist Law Reform Course, (Ottawa: NAWL Charitable Trust, 2014).

  2. 2. What types of limitations are placed on organizations with charitable status?

    Karen Cooper, Legal counsel, Drache Aptowitzer, LLP. In Julie Shugarman, Martha Jackman Eds., Online Feminist Law Reform Course, (Ottawa: NAWL Charitable Trust, 2014).

  3. 3. 3 activity types for charities

    Karen Cooper, Legal counsel, Drache Aptowitzer, LLP. In Julie Shugarman, Martha Jackman Eds., Online Feminist Law Reform Course, (Ottawa: NAWL Charitable Trust, 2014).

  4. 4. Record keeping for CRA on the 10% political activity limit

    Karen Cooper, Legal counsel, Drache Aptowitzer, LLP. In Julie Shugarman, Martha Jackman Eds., Online Feminist Law Reform Course, (Ottawa: NAWL Charitable Trust, 2014).

  5. 5. Tips for charitable organizations that engage in advocacy

    Karen Cooper, Legal counsel, Drache Aptowitzer, LLP. In Julie Shugarman, Martha Jackman Eds., Online Feminist Law Reform Course, (Ottawa: NAWL Charitable Trust, 2014).

  6. 6. Why should we spend public money to fund feminist research and advocacy?

    Kate McInturff, Senior Researcher, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. In Julie Shugarman, Martha Jackman Eds., Online Feminist Law Reform Course, (Ottawa: NAWL Charitable Trust, 2014).

  7. 7. Leilani Farha

    Leilani Farha speaks out about progressive charities and human rights groups being audited by the CRA for their policy work, and the consequence for marginalized voices who are not heard by the Canadian government.

Questions and Assignments

  1. What law reform activities might be considered “partisan”, and therefore “prohibited activities” for charities in Canada?
  2. What law reform activities might be considered “permitted political” activities that a charity could devote up to 10% of its resources on?
  3. What does the most recent CEDAW report say about funding for women’s equality rights research and advocacy work?
  4. Without government funding for equality rights related research and advocacy work, how might a non-profit organization without charitable status raise funds for politically charged law reform and advocacy activities?
  5. What should the role of the state be in funding feminist dissent?