Mark Townsend: The Portland Hotel Society’s work must go on

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The Portland Hotel Society (PHS) was the subject of a recent article, which suggested it could be facing involuntary receivership due to “financial irregularities” and concerns about its “spending practices.” PHS is an organization committed to dealing with issues facing people on the margins of society, who are caught in a complicated and complex policy and social environment. This work is focused on delivering effective solutions that help create change in the community.

A majority (91%) of all funding that is provided to PHS is spent directly on services and programs that meet the needs of some of Canada’s poorest and most marginalized people. These contracts are audited yearly and contracted service dollars go to the people they are intended to serve. How we have achieved these results is what is at issue.

Mark Townsend reports

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