Charities in the oil patch face greater needs with reduced donations

A weak economy is making a dent in charitable donations in some parts of the country, as the oil price slump cuts into discretionary spending. “Charitable giving generally mirrors the state of the economy,” said Bruce MacDonald, president of Imagine Canada, an advocacy group that works to strengthen the charitable sector. If families are having a tough time making ends meet, they will donate less, he said. Resource sector corporate donations are also being affected. “There definitely is, in economically stressed areas of the country, a correlation to charitable giving weakening.” (Globe & Mail)

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About Marnie Grona

Marnie Grona is a marketing communications professional based in Toronto who works for Imagine Canada as Director, Marketing and Communications. She has a Masters Certificate in Marketing Communications Leadership through the Executive Education Centre of the Schulich School of Business and studied marketing and advertising at the University of Winnipeg. She also has a background in arts marketing and management where she served at the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival and the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre.

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