Canada’s small-scale farmers and food producers face a myriad of challenges, including access to capital. Could community investment funds provide a solution, while also building resilient food systems and healthy people?
The federal government’s annual budget sets the tone for the government’s relationship with the social purpose sector. Leaders’ reactions give us a sense of how that relationship will go this year.
Newfoundland and Labrador will run a digital identification pilot in 2023 – what will this mean for community organizations and the people they serve?
Digital identification could alleviate certain accessibility issues, but at the same time, exacerbate inequities when it comes to digital literacy and device accessibility. It’s also unclear how exactly digital identification will benefit or intersect with the work of community-serving social purpose organizations.
“There is no wrong move”: young impact leaders on how life-changing career transitions led them into the social impact world
Imposter syndrome and lack of mentorship can be major roadblocks for youth leaders who are starting out in their careers, trying to find their passions. But having the freedom and confidence to move fluidly in their professional life can lead young changemakers to find how they can make the greatest impact, young leaders say.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, communities are taking a fresh look at the importance of localization of everything from procurement to tourism. This is difficult in a highly globalized world where corporations and capital are rarely rooted in a single community.
A project in Montreal is flipping the philanthropic model on its head, by enabling community members to be the ultimate decision makers. The Collective Impact Project is helping 17 neighbourhoods in Montreal fight against poverty and social exclusion through a unique model. This article, our seventh in a series with United Way Centraide Canada, highlights the journey and learnings of this collaborative project.
A majority of Canadians believe that diversity and inclusion are key factors in what makes Canada’s culture uniquely innovative. In partnership with the Rideau Hall Foundation, we look at how three social impact leaders are building Canada’s culture of innovation through inclusion.
With limited resources and stringent competition for funds, social sector organizations are increasingly expected to do more with less, particularly during the current pandemic and economic crisis. In Calgary, The Social Impact Lab is encouraging collaboration over competition by bringing together non-profits and businesses. This is our sixth story in partnership with United Way Centraide Canada.
Affordable housing was one of the top issues on young people’s minds in the last federal election — even before COVID-19 highlighted the intense vulnerability people who are homeless face. As housing becomes less affordable in mid-size and major cities across the country, there’s a need to strategize how to prevent youth homelessness, both during the crisis and afterward. Our third story in partnership with United Way Centraide Canada.
Seven out of 10 Canadians believe companies should be able to show how they are bettering the world. Are social purpose companies the future? Find out why more local companies are embracing social purpose, and how it is impacting both their communities and bottom line. This is the second story in our series on Innovative Local Impact, crafted in partnership with United Way Centraide Canada.