Social service providers — the food banks, employment centres, newcomer support agencies, and more — of Canada have had a front-row seat to the social and economic devastation COVID-19 has brought communities across the country.
These organizations watched closely to see what promises Canadian politicians made during this election period. For many, this brought disappointment; barely any of the aspiring leaders of the country mentioned the massive challenges they’re working to solve.
Future of Good asked nine leaders working in frontline social services: What’s something that didn’t get nearly enough airtime during the election, but should be top priority post-election. Here’s what they told us.
Refugees and newcomers need access to jobs
“As an immigrant and refugee serving agency, what did not receive as mu
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