Trudeau announces $350 million COVID-19 fund for charities and non-profits. Here’s what it means.

A vital step but the sector demands more

Why It Matters

The COVID-19 pandemic is stretching non-profits, charities, and social enterprises across Canada as they deal with disruption and surging demand — but these are only the immediate challenges. The federal government’s $350 million fund will help, but organizations in the charitable and non-profit sector say much more support is needed in the long term.

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