OP-ED: Unmasking inequity: A closer look at the social impact sector’s willful ignorance about Palestine

Why It Matters

In this Op-Ed, Paula Sahyoun of The Palestine Impact Collective challenges charitable organizations to speak up about the genocide in Palestine without fear.

FACE looks to support Black entrepreneurs beyond post-pandemic hardships

Why It Matters

The COVID-19 pandemic placed Black entrepreneurs under significant financial strain. To address this issue, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in September 2020 that up to $221 million would be invested in the Black Entrepreneurship Program through partnerships with financial institutions.

How experts are dismantling colonial approaches to business and housing

Why It Matters

One of the main ways Canadians start businesses and build wealth is by leveraging their homes. However, Indigenous home ownership is close to zero, creating huge systemic barriers to economic development — barriers that can be broken down by decolonizing financial structures.

Putting reliability to work: Why Canadian businesses should hire neurodivergent people

Why It Matters

Most neurodivergent people in Canada are either under-employed or unemployed. With a skilled labour shortage and pressures to increase production, Canadian businesses are missing out on a valuable source of reliable employees, much to their detriment.

New Drag Artist in Residence program designed to combat hate

Why It Matters

Vitriolic verbal attacks on drag queens and trans people escalated in 2023, with demonstrations in several Canadian communities. The Centre hopes that showcasing drag as an art form will help make the performances more accessible.