Inflation has pushed some non-profits to their “lowest point” ever; can they survive?

Core inflation hit a 40-year high this summer and nearly 60 per cent of Canada’s charities say demand for their services have outstripped their capacity to deliver

Why It Matters

As the cost of living climbs, more and more Canadians are turning to non-profits and charities for shelter, support, food and transportation. Without stable funding, these community services organizations may not be able to deliver.

This story is part of a special report on the effects of inflation on social purpose organizations and the communities they serve. Stay tuned for more reporting on this. 

When Cherise Giesbrecht answers the phone, she’s pretty confident about what she’ll hear on  the other end of the line.

“Moms contact us because they can’t pay their rent, they can’t afford groceries,” says the executive director of Moms Canada. “They’re saying things like, ‘I was on a tight budget before and now I can’t keep that same budget, because prices have gone up so much.’”

The 13-year-old non-profit was founded with the aim of providing emotional support, mentorship, financial literacy and fellowship to single mothers. But over the last year, it’s seen a surge in the number of women it refers to social services and charities aimed at

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