Human and civil rights groups call for withdrawal of Canada’s AI legislation

Why It Matters

In Budget 2024, the federal government announced $5.1 million to enforce the Artificial Intelligence and Data Act. Most consultations have been with industry, while human rights groups and non-profits have had little involvement in crafting the legislation to date.

How workplaces can navigate office relationships as tempers flare, protests rise about Gaza on Canadian campuses

Why It Matters

Hate crimes are rising, and tensions have spiked this week since the attack on Gaza in October. As protesters set up encampments at several Canadian universities, social purpose organizations are struggling to make their workplaces safe for all their employees.

Report Card: Non-profit leaders give their score for Federal Budget 2024

Why It Matters

The broad positive impact that social purpose organizations have on Canadian society is often underappreciated or misunderstood. Social purpose leaders share their thoughts on the federal budget and how it will impact their organizations and the communities they support - including yours.

By the numbers: 25 things in Budget 2024 the social purpose world should know about

Why It Matters

The non-profit sector makes up nearly 10 per cent of the Canadian economy and employs 2.5 million people, yet is often the last consideration in the federal budget.

Grant program looking to pay companies to hire tech people from Palestine

Why It Matters

A job offer and proof of income can be somebody’s ticket out of a war zone. Investing in jobs also helps to rebuild local economies and wealth, allowing those caught in conflict to return to some sense of “normalcy,” said Sanam Kubra Siddiqui, grants director at Pledges.

What non-profits should expect in Canada's 2024 federal budget

Why It Matters

Non-profits tend to be community-based, but a lot of funding flows from the top. The federal budget will point to the government’s top priorities and if those on the front lines of services factor into their long-term outlook.