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.

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.

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.

Q&A: Amidst growing ‘woke’ backlash, new Indigenous philanthropic firm aims to offer 'calm waters'

Why It Matters

In the United States and increasingly in Canada, some diversity, equity and inclusion professionals are witnessing a so-called “woke backlash.” Will this stall efforts to increase philanthropic funding to Indigenous communities?

Mi’kmaq fishing rights, explained for the social impact sector

Why It Matters

Systemic racism, economic inclusion, and the practice of Indigenous reconciliation are all at play here. The social impact sector cannot solve the core issue of the Mi’kmaq people’s treaty rights — and ongoing violence against their community. However, the sector could play a role in economic and cultural recovery.