Government Relations

Policy and Advocacy

Through AFP GTC’s Government Relations Committee, we advocate for an environment that strengthens effective and ethical fundraising to encourage giving with a vision that more asking will lead to more giving and great impact.

As fundraisers, we want to be trusted advisors about how fundraising helps meet societal needs of Canadians.  To do that, we need government stakeholders to understand the valuable role we play in creating a stronger, more resilient and impactful and charitable sector for the benefit of all people in Canada.

By positioning the fundraising profession as a valuable partner to government, we can make the case for the policies, programs and investments needed to support a strong charitable sector.

If you’ve been wondering how government relations supports our work as fundraisers, this one-pager – Government Relations: Getting Started – illustrates why it’s important and shares some tips on how to get involved.  

Visit the AFP Canada Impact and Advocacy Page for information on our national policy priorities and
advocacy strategy.

Click here for past Congress and Fundraising Day presentations on how your charity can build relationships with government officials and why it matters.

Contact us to get involved with AFP GTC’s Public Affairs efforts.