New Ontario Nonprofit Network report highlights Peel region’s dramatic spike in demand for non-profit services, amidst inflation and staffing woes

86 percent of Peel region respondents to an Ontario Nonprofit Network survey say they’ve seen an year-over-year increase in demand for their services.

Why It Matters

Non-profits provide services many families rely on: food banks, shelters, and therapy. Without a boost in funding to account for rising programming demands and increased costs due to inflation, non-profits are having to cut back on services and programs that residents rely on.

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The pandemic has been hard on many non-profits, but it hit Brampton-based Family Education Centre like a tidal wave. 

Newly stuck at home with their kids during lockdown, parents reached out to the family support non-profit for help. “Our phones were ringing off the hooks. Our parent text line was blowing up,” says Lynn Hand, Family Education Centre’s (FEC) executive director, of the early days of the pandemic. “Paren

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