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To advocate or not to advocate: The experience of a small rural charity and the politics of political activity

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dc.contributor.advisor Hambly-Odame, Helen
dc.contributor.author Malloy, Rebecca
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-06T15:05:37Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-06T15:05:37Z
dc.date.copyright 2017
dc.date.created 2017-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/15949
dc.description.abstract Charitable organizations make an significant contribution to society by assisting vulnerable populations, promoting social justice, and bringing important issues into public debate in which society can respond to. Charitable organizations in Canada however, are restricted in their ability to engage in political activities and contribute to public discourse. In a review of the literature on charities purposes and activities, there is limited research on the factors which compel and (or) deter charities from engaging in political activity in this restrictive bureaucratic landscape. The goal of this research is to contribute to the movement to modernize Canada's restrictive and antiquated charity laws by examining the experiences of a small charitable organization addressing impacts of poverty in rural Ontario, to better understand factors which compel or deter charities from engaging in political activity in a restrictive bureaucratic landscape, and creative approaches to advocacy. The objectives of this study are to: 1. To explore the role of charities in engaging with vulnerable populations; 2. To determine key factors which compel and (or) deter charities from engaging in political activity; and 3. To explore creative approaches to advocacy.
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject charity
dc.subject charity laws
dc.subject poverty
dc.subject vulnerable populations
dc.subject political activity
dc.subject advocacy
dc.title To advocate or not to advocate: The experience of a small rural charity and the politics of political activity
dc.type Major paper
dc.degree.programme Capacity Development and Extension
dc.degree.name Master of Science
dc.degree.department School of Environmental Design and Rural Development
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