Canada Cares Campaign for matching grants by feds

Mark PetersenCOVID-19

Today, Stronger Philanthropy joined forces with other charities and partners in the charitable sector across Canada to support the Canada Cares Campaign, a digital campaign mobilizing Canadians to call for a 1:1 matching funds program by the federal government.

Charities across Canada have stepped up in a big way throughout this pandemic. In dark clouds of despair and uncertainty, Canada’s charities have been a ray of hope. Charities from coast to coast to coast have met the urgent call to help their community – from food banks making sure their community doesn’t miss a meal to charities ensuring that Canadians are taking care of their mental health as much as their physical health.

Since the start of the pandemic, charities are experiencing significant declines in revenue with donations going down. That is why we are asking for your support in our advocacy. Through a matching funds program, research has shown that donations increase by 20%. Canada’s charities are not asking for a handout – they are asking for a hand up.

By signing up to the Canada Cares Campaign you can help ensure that your voice is heard in Ottawa and share why a donation matching program will help charities in your community.

Through the campaign’s digital platform, Canadians from all over the country can send customizable e-mails to their Member of Parliament and politicians including Prime Minister Trudeau. With a diverse set of voices, MPs and decision makers will be compelled to pay attention and act.

Every day counts when it comes to ensuring Canada’s charities can survive COVID-19 and support the country’s recovery efforts. With your help, we can get the campaign off to a strong start and build nation-wide support for the creation of a 1:1 matching funds program.

Help ensure the future of Canada’s charities and get involved – sign up today. Together, we will get through the challenge in front of us and build habits on the path to meeting our potential as a generous nation.