The Canadian fund for charities’ overhead costs is here. Here’s how it works — and a major trend it signals.

A new appreciation for the essential role charities play in Canadian life

Why It Matters

Before COVID-19, Canadian donors were generally opposed to funding charities’ operating capacity or overhead — they preferred to support programming for their beneficiaries only. But the pandemic is changing this mindset. It’s also breaking the long-held taboo in the sector when it comes to talking about funding for operating capacity.

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