WE Charity Co-founders Craig and Marc Kielburger say they are winding down all Canadian operations following a political scandal involving a multi-million dollar student volunteer program.
The Kielburgers also say they are planning to leave the Toronto-based youth organization once the transition to a new board of governors is complete.
They blame the COVID-19 pandemic for the charity’s downfall, as well as the controversy stemming from the federal government’s plans for the volunteer program.
The organization has also lost many of its corporate sponsors over the past few months, which the Kielburgers say has left it in dire financial straits.
WE says it will lay off its Canadian staff in the coming months and sell all its property in Canada, including its Toronto headquarters.
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