Defunding

Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation

Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation

After the Harper Government changed the mandate of Status of Women Canada and banned the use of federal funds for advocacy on women’s issues, funding for CERA by Status of Women Canada was cut.

Canadian Council for International Co-operation

Canadian Council for International Co-operation

CCIC received support for its work strengthening Canada’s NGO sector and analyzing federal policies for almost four decades, however, in July 2010, the Council received word funding would no longer be available.

Kairos

Kairos

KAIROS was abruptly denied funding by CIDA in November 2009. Bev Oda, the Conservative Minister for International Cooperation, was accused of tampering with the wording on a funding document and then lying about it to Parliament. Speaking at the Global Forum for Comabting Anti-Semitism in Jerusalem, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney defended the defunding by accusing KAIROS of anti-Semitism and of taking a leadership role in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against so-called Israeli apartheid. KAIROS says both accusations are false.

Alternatives

Alternatives

Alternatives has been the target of two of the tactics employed by the federal government in recent years against progressive civil society organizations: firstly, defunding and, secondly, costly and time-consuming audits by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) with the potential result of losing charitable status.

Canadian Arab Federation

Canadian Arab Federation

The CAF made public statements criticizing the State of Israel, the Canadian government and certain public figures, and advocating for Palestinian human rights.

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