After the recent Cabinet shakeup, which new ministers matter most to Canada’s social impact sector?

31 of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s 38-seat Cabinet are new.

Why It Matters

New Cabinet ministers can bring fresh experiences, ideas, and commitments to their jobs. Understanding their passions and perspectives is the first step to building a successful relationship with these new officials.

As with all Cabinet shuffles, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to replace or add 31 new ministers to his team represents a shift in priorities for the federal government. 

It’ll also mean change for social impact organizations across Canada who work on a multitude of issues: Indigenous rights, poverty, employment training for women, anti-Black racism, disability justice, climate action, and more. 

Sector associations or influential non-profits and charities with government relations departments spend years building relationships with senior officials. Many Cabinet ministers now are in different roles — and those relationships will start anew.

Future of Good looked into some of the most critical Cabinet posts for the social impact sector — and who holds them now:


Harjit Sajjan — Minister of International Development

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