Major Papers


Non-profit Organizations, Increased Cost of Living, Quality of Life, Vulnerable Population


This research highlights the crucial role of non-profit organization in supporting the well-being of local communities in Ontario, particularly amidst increased cost of living. The increased cost of living has led to a higher CPI, negatively impacting the quality of life for many Ontarians and Canadians. While the vulnerable population become increasingly uncertain about the future, the role of non-profit organizations becomes prominent as effective community leaders. This research will illustrate how non-profit organizations address the most significant challenges the vulnerable population face today in terms of their quality of life, which are: housing insecurity, food insecurity, and transportation. The research methodology section will illustrate a case study of a local non-profit organization within the Windsor-Essex region in Ontario. The results indicate a growing demand and reliance on non-profit organizations of their services.

Primary Advisor

J. Sutcliffe

Program Reader

T. Najem

Degree Name

Master of Arts


Political Science

Document Type

Internship Paper

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