Government eyes partnerships with non-profits

The government has announced it is considering "innovative next steps" in its work with British Columbia's non-profit organizations - an initiative that will be politically led by caucus chair and former children and family development minister Gordon Hogg. In today's throne speech, the government announced those steps will be considered at a "summit on social innovation in November." That announcement follows Mr. Hogg's earlier appointment as the parliamentary secretary for non-profit partnerships. This isn't the first time the upper echelons of government have looked at the province's relationship with non-profits. In 2007, the premier's then deputy minister Jessica McDonald travelled across the Atlantic to speak with a senior British mandarin about "the role of the non-profit sector in the delivery of public services."

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