MS Society of Canada Joins Ontario Health Charities Seeking Stabilization Fund
As charities across the globe consider the effects of COVID-19 on the individuals and families they support as well as the impact to their operations, the MS Society of Canada has joined a group of leading health charities in Ontario in writing to the Ontario Minister of Health, Christine Elliott.
Already we are seeing the impact COVID-19 has on the daily lives of Ontarians affected by MS. Coupled with this impact are the challenges they already face, including financial troubles and barriers in accessing appropriate care.
The letter requests broad support for the charitable sector in Ontario that will ensure that we continue to be able to support the MS Community in every part of this province. Our recommendations include the creation of a non-profit stabilization fund to address the needs of the entire sector, doubling the provincial portion of the Charitable Donation Tax Credit through the end of 2021 and making it fully refundable, and committing to matching donations from all Ontarians to charities across the province among other measures.
Together, we believe the Ontario government can play an important role in supporting our organizations and the programs and services our communities rely on. Ontarians affected by MS are at the heart of everything we do and we know that during this time, our mission is as important as ever.
To read the full letter click here.