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New Toronto Foundation report reveals devastating toll of COVID-19 ripple effects on Toronto

The Toronto Fallout Report also shares insights from Toronto community leaders on an equitable recovery TORONTO, ON–Toronto Foundation’s new Toronto Fallout Report measures the severe impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and its knock-on effects on Toronto over the last seven months. Real-time quantitative data from dozens of sources shows that …

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IKEA Canada donates $500,000 as part of its ongoing COVID-19 community relief

Relief efforts to provide funding and in-kind products to Furniture Bank, National Association of Friendship Centres, Black Health Alliance, Save the Children, and Boys and Girls Club of Canada BURLINGTON, ON–IKEA Canada has made a donation of $500,000 in funding and in-kind products to support vulnerable communities across Canada in …

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Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund to Provide $1 Million to Help Young Canadians Return to Hockey

Canadian families impacted by COVID-19 can apply now for registration fee subsidies CALGARY, AB–The Hockey Canada Foundation has launched its new $1 million Assist Fund to provide registration fee subsidies for qualified Canadians who are registered with Hockey Canada-sanctioned associations for the 2020-21 season. “As a prominent national sports organization …


CMA Foundation commits $2 million to support long-term care improvement program

OTTAWA, ON–The CMA Foundation announced a $2 million grant to the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) for LTC+: Acting on Pandemic Learning Together, a program designed to drive improvements in long-term care and retirement homes across Canada. The CMA Foundation’s commitment doubles the current available funds and will allow …

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New Survey: The State of the Ontario Nonprofit Sector Three Months into the COVID-19 Crisis

The Ontario Nonfprofit Network and the Assemblée de la Francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO) partnered on a bilingual survey to understand of the impact of the pandemic on Ontario’s 58,000 nonprofits and charities, and the effectiveness of the public policy and supports provided by the provincial and federal governments. It was …

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Rising demand for blood ushers in National Blood Donor Week, June 8-14

Donors praised for adapting to changes during COVID-19 OTTAWA, ON–National Blood Donor Week is an opportunity to extend heartfelt thanks to all donors and partners across the country for their commitment, agility and lifesaving contributions to Canada’s Lifeline during the COVID-19 pandemic and throughout the year. This year, however, Canadian …

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Four Entrepreneurs Band Together to Give Back by Providing Inspiration and Grants to Business Owners

Erica Ehm, Tony Chapman, Natasha Koifman, Jed Schneiderman also lend support TORONTO, ON–When Covid-19 hit thousands of businesses were negatively impacted. Many have been forced to shut down, lay off their staff and some are even declaring bankruptcy. Michelle Daides, entrepreneur and founder of MD Media Inc. (pictured) , a …


Prime Minister announces added support for the Canadian Red Cross

OTTAWA, ON–The Canadian Red Cross is playing a critical role in Canada’s response to COVID-19. The organization is helping Canadians at quarantine sites, in long-term care facilities, and through its mobile field hospital. And now it needs our support to continue providing the expertise, services, and relief efforts that we …


Support for Community Organizations Helping Canadians

GATINEAU, QC–Canadian charities and non-profit organizations are on the frontlines. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for their services is now greater than ever before and they are doing more with fewer donations and fewer volunteers. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, announced that …

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Alectra Inc. joins United Way in COVID-19 relief across Greater Golden Horseshoe Region

MISSISSAUGA, ON–Communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region are facing significant economic difficulty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The United Way is providing critical relief by delivering essential services, such as access to food, to thousands of people. To help, Alectra is directing a total of $273,000 to United Way …