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Submission to the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector

15 April 2019
How do religious charities benefit Canadian society? The EFC participated in a review of the charitable sector in April 2019, encouraging the government to intentionally make room for religious Canadians to participate in public life and recommending that it keep the 'advancement of religion' as a charitable purpose.

Download a PDF of the EFC's submission.

The committee issued its report in June 2019, and it did not give in to calls by secularist groups asking to redefine charity to remove religion.

The report Catalyst for Change: A Roadmap to a Stronger Charitable Sector includes 42 recommendations for the sector.