Funding Matters

Funding Matters: The Impact of Canada’s New Funding Regime on Nonprofit and Voluntary Organizations is the title of the new study (in PDF) by the Canadian Council on Social Development. "The sense of alarm expressed by the nonprofit and voluntary sector community stems mainly from how organizations are funded. Many organizations that survived government funding cutbacks of the 1990s are financially fragile because they are now dependent on a complex web of unpredictable, short-term, targeted project funding that may unravel at any time. The instability of the sector threatens the future of a diverse range of social, health, cultural, recreational, environmental, and other not-for-profit community services for millions of Canadians."