Throne Speech scorecard: What grade do social impact leaders give Trudeau’s plan?

It was “the most progressive speech heard in a generation,” but is it enough?

Why It Matters

Demand for social impact organizations’ services is rising dramatically, from food banks to employment support to mental healthcare. The federal government outlined an ambitious recovery plan in its Throne Speech last week, but without committing to more support for the social impact sector, its scope is limited.

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