Canada Relies on Small Charities

This month we’re launching Small Charities Week to help amplify the hard work and contributions of small charities across the country that make a big difference. They are also experiencing the worst impacts of a prolonged pandemic and inflation. While demand for charitable services like food, childcare, and housing support are going up, donations are going down. It is urgent that we support these small charities that uplift individuals and communities in our times of greatest need.

Why Small Charities Matter

Small charities, which are at the forefront of local initiatives, are being forced to do more with less, in a time of unprecedented demand. Giving to small charities makes a significant impact by allowing communities and their members to grow, thrive, and survive during the hardest of times.

1 in 4 Canadians expect to use, or are already using charitable services in 2022. Many Canadians may turn to these services to meet their basic needs due to both the pandemic and inflation.
25% of Canadians plan to give less to charities in 2022 due to financial strains caused by the pandemic, inflation, and other factors.
14% of charities experienced a massive increase in demand from COVID and it’s become the new normal.
23% of charities experienced a spike in demand from COVID and the demand has continued to increase ever since.

Together, we can help small charities thrive

Rally around your favourite small charities and help to heighten awareness of their work. Consider donating to a small charity if you can. Every contribution makes a difference.
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