‘Freedom Convoy’ 2022: What happened, and what does it mean for the social impact world?
About This Special Report
As people and communities grapple with the shock of the cross-Canada journey and rhetoric of the ‘Freedom Convoy’ as well as its occupation of downtown Ottawa, is Canada’s social purpose sector prepared to unpack — and respond to — what gave rise to the convoy, and what might be the cascading effects in communities? From the radicalization of youth to a spike in misinformation to potential long-term limits on crowdfunding donations, this special report dives in.
Canada’s national security committee grills crowdfunders and payment processors over Freedom Convoy fundraisers
Canada has promised to tighten crowdfunding regulations amid worries white nationalists used them during the Freedom Convoy to raise money. Whatever the Standing Committee recommends could have implications for social movements and fundraisers.
Canada is cracking down on the Freedom Convoy’s finances. Here’s why that may hurt social justice movements, too.
Indigenous land defenders and other social justice movements have been labeled "extremist" in the past for their work. Subjecting their fundraising methods to additional anti-terror restrictions could make it harder for them to raise funds publicly.