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A Call to Action to Support Canadian Civil Society in Response to COVID-19

Charities have been described as “our society’s shock absorbers when crisis hits.”

The coronavirus pandemic is placing a tremendous strain on Canadian businesses, households, and broader civil society.

The federal government’s recently-announced economic response plan targets the financial pressures on businesses and households but is mostly silent on charities and places of worship.

Cardus is offering a clear plan of action to equip Canada’s governments to supply immediate financial support to charities in order to protect their capacity to provide crucial front-line services during and after the immediate crisis.

Read the memorandum