Protecting Our Charitable Institutions
We at the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) have seen firsthand how Canadian Muslim charities have risen to the challenge of providing support services to the elderly, the impoverished, the unwell, and to those seeking shelter.
We know that at this time our charitable institutions are most at risk. Mosques and aid organizations across Canada that support the most vulnerable are facing challenges on both ends. On one end, they aren’t able to host fundraising events and have had to close their physical spaces. On the other end, the demand on their services has increased as folks lose their jobs, or face increased threats of domestic violence and homelessness.
We make four urgent recommendations to the Government at this time:
- We ask that the Government of Canada match donations raised by charitable organizations for the next three months.
- Secondly, we ask that the Government of Canada improves the charitable donation tax credit to continue to encourage donations.
- Thirdly, we ask that the government extends a 0% interest credit line for charitable organizations to help cover operational costs.
- Fourthly, we ask that the government should set out a specific wage subsidy plan for charities.
We need you to be part of the solution. If you want your local mosque, or your local aid organizations to remain open, the time to act is now.
Sign this petition below asking the Government of Canada to protect our charitable sector: