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Schreiner renews call for non-profit supports on Non-Profit Appreciation Week
February 15, 2022
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.”