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The CCC Joins with Other Members of the Charitable Sector to Express Thanks to the Prime Minister

Yesterday, March 24, 2020, The Canadian Council of Churches–in cooperation with the Canadian Council of Christian Charities and the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada–sent a common letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other members of the federal government to express gratitude for including registered charities in recent COVID-19 announcements. As the letter acknowledged, “Canada’s places of worship provide significant measurable benefits not only to their adherents, but more importantly to all members of their local communities.” But since they depend primarily on donations from individual Canadians, their support is likely to diminish as Canadians face job losses. The financial initiatives announced by the Prime Minister will “be most helpful as they enable places of worship to continue serving Canadians through this time of high demand.”

Read the full letter (English only) here.

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