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Small charities continue to see increased demand for services as more Canadians turn to charitable providers for basic necessities like food and housing, according to CanadaHelps’ recently released year-end report card, which also highlighted increased monthly giving through the platform.

As of November 29, CanadaHelps online channels had facilitated $308 million in donations — eight per cent more than in 2021. 

“We are heartened by the generous response from Canadians so far this year, however, with rising inflation and the resulting affordability crisis, charities are facing increased demand for services as well as rising costs of delivering those services,” said Jane Ricciardelli, chief operating officer and acting CEO of CanadaHelps. “With 22 per cent of Canadians expecting to turn to charities in the co

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