Doubt cast over Trudeau's assertion that only WE Charity can run $900M student grant program

Posted In: News Date:Jul 3rd, 2020

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's assertion that only the WE Charity could administer a $900 million student grant program is being disputed by some experts in the sector who say other organizations would be up to the task or have more experience.

"There are many strong, reputable charities with offices in multiple locations across Canada who could do this youth volunteer program well," Ann Rosenfield, editor of the Hilborn Charity eNews, which covers fundraising and non-profit management, said in an email to CBC News.

Volunteer Canada, the United Way and Community Foundations of Canada are all logical partners, she said.