Imagine Canada's Sector Monitor: Charities & the COVID-19 Pandemic

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This edition of Sector Monitor focuses on the experiences of charities since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, detailing the impact of physical distancing, mandatory closure of non-essential businesses, and myriad other changes to the operating environment.It also draws on historical Sector Monitor findings from the aftermath of the 2008/09 downturn to provide additional context. This report summarizes the responses of 1,458 leaders of charities who answered our online survey between April 15th and April 28th. All responses are weighted by organization size, activity area, region, principal source of revenue, and the presence of paid staff to produce estimates more representative of charities overall. Historical comparisons are based on our first Sector Monitor, conducted in late 2009 / early 2010, just as the 2008/09 recession was ending and the long economic recovery beginning.

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