The social issues that the political parties promise to address may not be meeting the needs of all Ontarians. As each party releases their platform, communities from all over the province will see who deserves their vote.
Mandate letters are detailed descriptions of a Prime Minister’s policy goals – and priorities – for their term. They give the social impact sector an idea of what issues the government may quickly fund, and what it may ignore outright.
With a slew of issues facing Canadians, ranging from the economic impacts of the pandemic to systemic racism, the social impact world waits for the release of the budget with bated breath to see how it purports to address these issues.
Non-profits across the country have said repeatedly, since the pandemic began, that recovery funds from different levels of government haven’t worked for their specific needs. They’ve also pushed for dedicated parliamentary representatives. Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development and Nonprofits Niki Sharma’s work addresses both.
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