In day-to-day life, NGOs are stable entities that look after communities. But when it comes to a pandemic like COVID-19, which reaches across borders and within offices, non-profits themselves are just as vulnerable to their immediate and fallout issues as the communities they’re trying to help.
While many in the field are reeling, emergencies have affected non-profits in similar ways in the past — and we can look to a recent example in Canada’s own backyard for learnings that apply to today’s global emergency.The Calgary flood of 2013
In June 2013, heavy rainfall in the Rocky Mountains caused severe flooding in southern Alberta, leading Calgary to declare a state of emergency and evacuate 80,000 people from the city. F
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