Seven things the social impact world needs to know about the federal economic update

The start of a national childcare program, improved rent support, and up to $100 billion in economic stimulus spending are on the table.

Why It Matters

Ottawa’s fall economic statement is traditionally a snapshot of spending from the previous year. In 2020, the document represents another hint for the Liberal government’s priorities in the upcoming federal budget. Its contents will be significant for struggling social impact organizations.

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