Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Canada has a problem with charity, says Christian think tank president

Declining number of Canadians are involved in giving and volunteering to charities, according to Cardus
Cardus President Michael Van Pelt at an Ottawa reception June 13 featuring a talk on charity.
Deborah Gyapong / CCN.
The B.C. Catholic has a story from CCN's Deborah Gyapong about Canada's less than charitable attitude towards charities:
Charitable organizations in Canada have a political problem, which has resulted in less contributions and volunteers, says the president of a Christian think tank devoted to the renewal of civil society.
“A declining number of people are giving less—less time, less money, less of themselves—to their neighbours, their communities, and their country,” said Cardus president Michael Van Pelt, June 13, at a reception drawing politicians, lobbyists, and charitable organizations. “And nothing, at the moment anyway, seems to be on the horizon to change that.”
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website. 

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