8 social impact leaders weigh in on the B.C. election results

The sector is encouraged by the party’s commitment to boosting social support, but thinks it could be better at engaging with Indigenous communities.

Why It Matters

The economic and social impacts of the pandemic have hit already vulnerable communities across Canada, and B.C. is no exception. The province will need an inclusive recovery that prioritizes environmental regeneration and reconciliation with Indigenous groups. This could be doable under an NDP majority, experts say.

The provincial election in B.C. saw the NDPs go from minority to majority — in what many in the province’s social impact sector are calling a win for an equitable, sustainable pandemic recovery. The final results won’t be in for about two weeks, while officials count mail-in and absentee votes, but the party is projected to pick up at least 14 new seats. 

Future of Good spoke to eight leaders in social enterprise, philanthropy, advocacy, social finance, and more to learn about what this election means, both for the sector and for the communities hit hardest by the pandemic.

 

Andrew Greer | Co-founder, Purppl

The election means we have a government that’s focused on building a sustainable, regenerative, resilient, and just recovery,” says Greer, who leads Purppl, a Kelowna based social enterprise accelerator. A missed o

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