Oyler Consulting works with organizations and allied sector professionals to effectively deliver their programs and services. David’s primary areas of expertise include guidance on Canada Revenue Agency policy for registered charities, fundraising and revenue generation development, assistance for organizations seeking to register as a charity, and meeting facilitation.
David Oyler has been working in the charitable and non-profit sector since 2001. His most recent work has been with the Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia, BGC Canada, the Anglican Diocese of Fredericton, Creative Pictou County, Blumberg Segal LLP, the Affordable Housing Association of Nova Scotia, the Support4Communities learning series, and in the continued delivery of sector presentations and workshops that has reached over 600 organizations around the Atlantic Provinces. Other organizations he has worked with include the AC Group of Independent Accounting Firms, the Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre, the Association of Nova Scotia Museums, the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, the Antigonish Culture Alive Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Boys and Girls Club of Moncton, the Elizabeth Fry Society New Brunswick, FEED NOVA SCOTIA, the Halifax Partnership, the Independent Living Nova Scotia Association, Make-A-Wish Atlantic Provinces, the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia, the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute, and the Nova Scotia Talent Trust. He also worked with the Community Sector Council Newfoundland and Labrador on their Compliant Fundraising Practices project (funded by Canada Revenue Agency’s Charity Partnership and Outreach Program).
David is an active volunteer in the sector and the community. He is currently a member of the CRA’s Technical Issue Working Group which advises CRA on issues related to the regulation of registered charities. He was a presenter for the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia’s webinar series dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, was a witness in the Senate of Canada’s Special Committee on the Charitable Sector (click here for submission), has been a presenter for the Canadian Charity Law Association webinar series and for the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Nova Scotia chapter’s education sessions, and contributes periodic articles and perspectives on issues facing the sector. He served as a volunteer on Imagine Canada’s National Engagement Strategy including membership on the Narrative Steering Committee, and served on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals- Nova Scotia and was Chair of their 2013 Maritime Fundraising Conference. He is a Big Brother, a minor league basketball coach, an active volunteer in the curling community, a member of Hike Nova Scotia’s fund development committee, and was involved in the 2020 Halifax Regional Municipality election. Other organizations David has volunteered with include FEED NOVA SCOTIA, Homebridge Youth Society, the Red Cross, CBCF – Run for the Cure, Nova Scotia Special Olympics, and various community and civic special events