Public Policy and Government Relations

 

Nonprofit organizations have a long-standing, interdependent, and complex relationship with governments at every level. This relationship can be a regulatory, contractual, policy, or a capacity building one.

Book: Funding Policies and the Nonprofit Sector in Western Canada: Evolving relationships in a changing environment
Editor: Peter R Elson (2016)
There is mounting fiscal and accountability pressure across Western Canada to create program efficiencies and align policies to increase effectiveness, particularly in relation to the delivery of community human services by nonprofit agencies. At the same time, economic growth, particularly in Alberta and Saskatchewan, has brought other unique challenges to the fore, including increased rates of income inequality and strains on the social fabric of communities. Case studies and critical analyses of funding regimes are featured, particularly as governments work to balance their fiscal constraints with the need for complex and growing human service needs in communities.

Article: Third Wave Third Sector
Author: Peter R Elson (2014)
An article by Peter Elson on provincial government administration of third sector (nonprofit) relations in Canada entitled ‘Third wave, third sector: A comparative provincial analysis of the governance of third sector relations' has been published by Canadian Public Administration (Vol 57 No 4).

Article: Voluntary Sector-Government Relations: A Third Wave
Author: Peter R Elson (2012)
An article by Peter Elson on Voluntary Sector - provincial government relations in Canada entitled Canada’s Voluntary Sector Initiative and Sub-National Voluntary Sector-Government
Relations: A Third Wave' has been published by Nonprofit Policy Forum (Vol 3 No 2).

Article: Voluntary Sector - Provincial Government Relations
Author: Peter R Elson (2011)
An article by Peter Elson on Voluntary Sector - provincial government relations in Canada entitled 'The emergence of structured subnational voluntary sector-government relationships in Canada: a historical institutional analysis' has been published by Voluntary Sector Review (Vol 2 No2).

Article: Voluntary Sector - Provincial Government Relations
Author: Peter R Elson (2011)
An article by Peter Elson on Voluntary Sector - provincial government relations in Canada entitled 'The emergence of structured subnational voluntary sector-government relationships in Canada: a historical institutional analysis' has been published by Voluntary Sector Review (Vol 2 No2).

Book: High Ideals and Noble Intentions
Author: Peter R Elson (2011)
The relationships between governments and the voluntary sector in Canada are long-standing and complex. High Ideals and Noble Intentions, written by Dr. Peter Elson and published by the University of Toronto Press, explores historical and more recent events and to bring present day policy and practice into focus. Dr. Elson examines critical historical events in the relationship between the federal government and the voluntary sector which continue to exert their influence. He demonstrates through in-depth case studies that these events are critical to understanding contemporary voluntary sector-government relations. This historically informed analysis provides the basis for practical recommendations meant to improve the future of voluntary sector-government relations across Canada.

Book: Beveridge and Voluntary Action in Britain and the Wider British World
Author: Peter R Elson (2010)
William Beveridge was the architect of the modern welfare state, but he was also a proponent of voluntary action. This new book profiles a number of perspectives related to his work on voluntary action which were presented in London on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of his book. A chapter on Canada was written by the Institute's Senior Research Associate, Dr. Peter Elson.

Book: Researching the Social Economy
Editors: Laurie Mook, Jack Quarter and Sherida Ryan (2010)
Senior Research Associate Peter Elson authored a chapter on Voluntary Sector/Government relations in Canada and England in Researching the Social Economy.