Surviving a Pandemic: The Adaptability and Sustainability of Nonprofit Organizations through COVID-19


  • Salewa Olawoye-Mann York University



Nonprofit organizations; COVID-19 pandemic; Essential service providers; Adaptability / Organismes sans but lucratif; Pandémie du COVID-19; Fournisseurs de services essentiels; Adaptabilité


Like many other organizations in Canada and globally, nonprofit organizations have not been insulated from the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has affected Canadian nonprofit organizations in numerous ways. This ranges from the effects of COVID-19 on the health of workers and clients to its effect on revenue. As predominantly essential service providers, nonprofit organizations have to find ways to continue operations during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that no one is left to fall through the cracks in an uncertain economy.


Comme bien d’autres organismes au Canada et dans le monde, les organismes sans but lucratif (OSBL) n’ont pas été épargnés par la pandémie du COVID-19. En effet, pour les OSBL canadiens, celle-ci a eu des incidences dans divers secteurs, allant de la santé des clients et employés jusqu’au revenu. Les OSBL, comme ils sont à toutes fins pratiques des fournisseurs de services essentiels, doivent trouver le moyen de continuer à fonctionner pendant la pandémie afin de s’assurer que personne ne soit oublié dans un contexte économique incertain.


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