What Canada can learn from global tech non-profits pivoting to address COVID-19 needs

Re-tooling to respond

Why It Matters

As the social impact world tries to adapt to the impacts of COVID-19, organizations are pivoting and re-tooling to help with relief efforts. Here’s what Canadian non-profits can learn from these eight organizations about pivoting, and zeroing in on where they can make the most impact right now.

As the COVID-19 pandemic has spread across continents, it’s had severe (and scaling) effects. In North America alone — where government responses and physical distancing measures only began in earnest in March — half a million people in Canada and a record 3.3 million in the United States have already filed claims for unemployment. Most students likely won’t finish out the school year in classrooms, and individuals are struggling to balance financial obligations, caretaking, and their own health needs.

For many

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