Community Based Organizations across all sectors face unique challenges.
CBOs work hard to support people made vulnerable by poverty, mental health, addiction and inequality at the best of times, let alone having to adapt to the realities of a pandemic. Many have struggled to meet the need with no additional support and burnout on the frontlines is real. CBOs often serve populations made vulnerable due to historical inequalities, poverty, addiction and mental health challenges without sufficient resources and the Saskatchewan government’s funding model precludes the kind of long-term planning necessary for organizations to make a lasting impact. Meara believes that a combination of greater accountability and transparency, together with smarter and better resourcing would begin to address the problems that affect the CBO sector.
If you have a question or concern about a Community-based organization, whether you’re a staff member or service user, feel free to reach out to Meara.