Posted under News | Global Giving | Ethics and Canadian Charities
Almost $15 billion is sent by people in Canada to developing world countries as remittances. Over the years I have written quite a bit about remittances, how important they are; how they dwarf charitable funds in Canadian charities used for international disaster relief and development; and the prohibitive rates of Western Union and others. Here is some good news. Vancity in Vancouver has set up a much more affordable way for their customers to send funds to the Philippines. Thank you Vancity for taking the lead in this important area.