From Emergency to Opportunity: Building a Resilient Alberta Nonprofit Sector After COVID-19
On Monday, July 20, the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (CCVO) released their newest report From Emergency to Opportunity: Building a Resilient Alberta Nonprofit Sector After COVID-19. In this report, CCVO combined recent research from across Canada with data from their own Alberta Nonprofit Survey (ANS), as well as lessons learned from other significant emergencies in Alberta history - the 2013 Calgary flood and the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire.
This report addresses the numerous, detrimental impacts of COVID-19 on the nonprofit sector and the subsequent consequences for communities in Alberta. The report also identifies opportunities in which other sectors can work to build Alberta's community prosperity, including specific recommendations for the private sector, the provincial government, and foundations and other funders.
"The nonprofit sector has been deeply impacted by this pandemic. No single economic recovery plan will be enough.... The Calgary flood and Fort McMurray wildfires have shown us that communities must collaboratively negotiate the recovery process - future prosperity will be built through strategies that involve government, the nonprofit sector, and the private sector to build our economic and our community prosperity." - Karen Ball, CCVO Interim President & CEO.