'Navigating a societal shift without any of the scaffolding': Remote frontline work, trauma and wellbeing

We’ve explored the impact of digital services on community members, but there has been little investigation on the other side of the coin. Working in digital-first teams can provide flexibility and work-life balance, but in community services, it can also lead to feelings of isolation among staff.

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New CanadaHelps report shows charitable sector at a ‘tipping point,’ facing inflation, staff burnout, lower volunteerism

As a result of inflation and ongoing pandemic-related struggles, more Canadians are turning to Canada’s network of 86,000 charities for support. But for some organizations, a quadruple whammy of high staff burnout, fewer volunteers, higher cost of goods and services, and lower donations, is making it tough to keep up with the pace of the need.

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“We don’t clock out”: Frontline workers serving queer and trans youth provide crisis support off the side of their desks — and it’s causing burnout

While dealing with a lack of funding for emergency support, those within 2SLGBTQ+ organizations step up to help their community. This effective form of mutual aid and crisis support have long existed but support needs to exist across the sector. Community-serving organizations need to learn how to incorporate mutual aid into their services and bake it into their structure.

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Social impact professionals are on the verge of burnout — these organizations radically changed their work culture to help

Canadian Mental Health Week provides an opportunity to practice values and restructure organizational goals, which can ultimately lead to increased performance and better outcomes. While some of these measures are unconventional in the non-profit sector, the stakes are high, as deteriorating mental health may lead to employee burnout.

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One year into the pandemic, the social sector's working moms are not alright

Women make up the majority of social impact workers — 80 percent of non-profit workers alone. The sector stands to lose, or stunt the career trajectories, of the majority of its workforce if it doesn’t advocate for more accessible childcare and change its work culture to be more flexible.

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Non-profits are prone to toxic work environments, experts say

The non-profit sector, while employing 2 million Canadians, remains mostly off the radar when it comes to public cases of labour and human rights violations. But those in the sector say toxic work environments are leading to employee burnout.

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5 Ways to Avoid Burnout Working in Social Impact

As families send children back to school and work ramps up for the fall season, many social impact professionals will dive into increased workloads — and risk burnout. To help sidestep work stress, The Burnout Project’s Leah Bae and Zoya Jiwa walk us through five ways to implement healthy work-life boundaries.

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