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Making Sense of the Charitable Industry

Each spring it seems like there are more causes raising awareness, fundraising events to attend and appeals for your donation. The charitable industry in Canada is huge; there are 86,000 charities and counting. As a potential donor, volunteer, civil sector employee or sideline observer it can be confusing to know how to respond or get involved.

As part of our mandate, Services in Action seeks to clear up some of the industry’s murkiness. So, for the next few weeks we are going to discuss some of the different themes in the charitable sector and how you can learn more or participate in the area of your interest. The themes we’re going to look at are health and wellness, environmental and animal welfare, arts and culture, community and safety services and international development.

If you have specific questions or would like your favourite charity to be considered, please let us know at

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