Ontario government abruptly ends youth funding program, leaving non-profits in lurch

“The issue we have with the ministry is the way in which they managed the end of the agreement.”

Why It Matters

Many funders have adopted trust-based philanthropy principles in recent years, working to respect grantees as equal partners, while providing clear and transparent communication. But a group of non-profits say the Ontario government and a private foundation failed to uphold this standard earlier this year — and that youth are the ones who will suffer.

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