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Schreiner renews call for non-profit supports on Non-Profit Appreciation Week

Mike Schreiner made the following statement on Non-Profit Appreciation Week:

 

TORONTO — Mike Schreiner made the following statement on Non-Profit Appreciation Week:

“On Non-Profit Appreciation Week, I want to recognize and say thank you to all the invaluable non-profits who continuously uplift, heal and support Ontarians across different sectors.

Many non-profits have been on the frontlines mitigating the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. And they are suffering from the latest round of pandemic-related restrictions that have not been accompanied by financial support.

That’s why I’m renewing my call for the government to implement key asks from the Ontario Nonprofit Network, including:

  • Create a targeted support program for non-profits in Ontario that have specifically been impacted by COVID-19 closures to support their operating expenses
  • Legislate 10 permanent paid sick days and repeal Bill 124 so non-profits can recruit and retain the workforce they need to remain open and viable
  • Provide funding for the purchasing of health and safety equipment including PPE and HEPA filters

Tens of thousands of non-profits across Ontario provide essential services in housing, education, social services, health and the arts.

We can’t risk losing any more.”