WE Charity says it is closing its Canadian operations.
The Canadian Press reports Co-founders Craig and Marc Kielburger are also planning to leave the Toronto-based youth organization once the transition to a new board of governors is complete.
The brothers are blaming the COVID-19 pandemic and the controversy surrounding the Liberal government’s plans to have the youth organization run a multimillion-dollar student-volunteer program.
The organization has lost many of its corporate sponsors over the past few months, which the Kielburgers say has left it in dire financial straits.
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