Illuminating stories, innovations, and trends shaping social impact in Canada

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The Importance of Treaty Training for Indigenous Youth

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There is an increasing knowledge gap between emerging Indigenous leaders and the treaty negotiators who came before them — a gap that can be hard to close due to a culture of oral knowledge sharing and the situational nuances that can play out in negotiations. How can we bridge the gap between those with lived experience and those who have grown up with treaties already in place?

Inclusion on the Court: What the NBA Can Teach Us About Relative Privilege

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The Raptors locked down Canada’s first National Basketball Association win last week, to raucous celebration across the country. While we continue to celebrate the win, Amy Ge — of the equity-focused consulting firm Feminuity — takes a minute to unpack recent issues of inclusion and privilege on both the basketball court and the football pitch and explores how sport strengthens inclusion in communities.

Corporate Social Innovation Nation

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Sometimes, in the world of impact, we can have biases about "the other" and their intentions for trying to have a social or environmental impact. Working through these dividing lines has potential to open up more capital for good.

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3 Ways Technology is Accelerating Solutions for Homelessness

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In cities where the tech industry booms, homelessness and under-housing also tend to increase. Homelessness is already an issue that affects an estimated 235,000 Canadians each year. But according to three nonprofits, the same industry that’s contributing to these existing issues holds promise as an innovative way to build, design, and scale new solutions. 

The 3 Hidden Benefits of Coworking Spaces

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Surveys have shown that workers are spending more time than ever in their co-working spaces, and it seems like shared offices are popping up everywhere across Canada. But with more options than ever, coworking office owners need to do more in order to forge connections and spark innovation in new ways. We dive into several methods leading coworking initiatives are using to bring innovation to new faces in new places.

Tech Companies Still Don't Embrace Diversity. Can This Generation Change That?

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The world of tech is famously bad at making its workforce diverse and inclusive. But according to diversity, equity, and inclusion expert Cedric Brown, companies that don't step up their policies and culture run a true risk of being passed over by the next generation of innovators.

Insights

Launch Plan: The Inside Journey of a FinTech Startup Changing the Charitable Donation Game

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When it comes to technology, most non-profits and charitable organizations don't have the time or budget to implement new solutions. With that gap in mind, GoodBox founder Andrew O'Brien set out to bring new donation solutions to the charitable sector, with an aim to bridge the digital divide and accelerate giving. He tells his founding story as part of Future of Good's Launch Plan series.

3 Radical Ideas From the Senate that Nonprofit Leaders Should Know

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The charitable and nonprofit space has been thirsty for innovation for a while — but long been limited by the governmental regulations and restrictions boxing it in. Three recommendations from the Senate Special Committee on the Charitable Sector, however, could change that. Centre for Social Innovation founder and CEO Tonya Surman weighs in.

The 4 Senate Recommendations You Need to Know That Could Determine the Future of Charities

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In order to keep up with an ever-changing world, Canada’s charitable and non-profit sector needs a refresh. Our team analyzes the four recommendations from the recent Senate report that will become linchpins for a future-fit sector.

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