Canada’s long-term care facilities need an overhaul. Non-profits could be the bridge to a better system.
The overall failure of Canada’s long-term care system to protect their most vulnerable residents from a deadly virus is eroding trust in the system just as more seniors are starting to require long-term care.
The new government has its work cut out for it on boosting social services. Nine leaders in this sector share what matters most right now.
Social service organizations have unique insight into communities’ needs and issues across the country — and communities are hurting, still, as COVID-19’s cascading effects continue.
With the election over — and the fourth wave of COVID-19 washing over the country — the Liberals will need to work with the social impact sector to stabilize rising case counts, take drastic action on the climate crisis, and establish a national childcare plan.
The Conservatives are neck-and-neck with the Liberals in preliminary election polling. How they think about the sector, should they win, could determine the likelihood of partnerships with the government and funding opportunities for civil society organizations.
Non-profits, charities, and mutual aid organizations work on issues independently of the election cycle — and may have insight into some of Canada’s most pressing concerns that political parties do not.
Are Canada’s politicians ready for the urgency of climate change? 8 climate action leaders weigh in.
Climate change is an emergency. And experts say that humanity has a small window of opportunity to avoid the worst of it. That means that the next few years of Canada’s climate policy — and who shapes it, according to what values — urgently matter.
Hate is the 2021 election’s elephant in the room. Here’s what social impact organizations want federal leaders to do about it.
Hate is a life-or-death issue for many Canadians, be they Black, Indigenous, Muslim, Asian, Sikh, queer, trans, or a woman. All of the major political parties have made promises to end hate, but that won’t happen without sustained pressure from leaders themselves.
Canada’s political parties are ignoring the recommendations of the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector
Professionals, lawyers, and academics who spoke to the Committee believe Canada’s social impact sector is too cumbersome to adequately serve the needs of the country. Improving it will require tremendous government effort.
While it’s true that many of the promises federal candidates make on the campaign trail never make it into policy documents, when something becomes a major election issue, there’s pressure on the eventual elected official to act — and social impact funders say they need major policy change to boost the solutions they fund.
Issues directly related to social impact work rarely get much airtime during the campaign trail, let alone during formal debates — which are a chance for Canadians to parse out the nuances between the parties’ platforms, and ultimately choose which way to vote.
Canada’s social impact sector will need to work with whichever party wins power on September 20 — and they each have very different ideas of the sector’s place in Canadian society.
Here’s where Canada’s major political parties stand on social policy — and some under-the-radar promises you may have missed
When it comes to social policy, the devil is in the details — and those details will affect how social impact organizations across Canada serve their communities.
Canada’s federal election is on. Here are 9 big social policy hits and misses of the Trudeau government
A federal election could mean big changes to Canada’s domestic and foreign policy frameworks. Those, in turn, will affect the kind of government assistance Canadians — and communities abroad — receive.