The Charitable Sector and the Media


The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) and Imagine Canada invite you to join us for an insightful and provocative discussion :

The Charitable Sector and the Media : Accountability and Reporting

Wednesday, October 17, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. (East Commons Room, Hart House, University of Toronto).

Canadians are among the most generous on the planet, donating $8 billion to 80,000 registered charities across the country each year. These contributions represent a growing proportion of the revenue base required to feed the hungry, keep communities safe, educate and maintain the health of our citizens, sustain the nation’s ecosystems and preserve its cultural identity. While public confidence in the charitable sector remains high, wrinkles are beginning to appear and are being reported increasingly in the media.

* How is the sector responding to issues that threaten to erode the public’s confidence ?
* How should it improve accountability ?
* Why should the public care ?
* What is the role of the media ?