Employee Ownership Trusts now law, make it easier for Canadian business owners to share wealth with employees

Why It Matters

When outside interests take over a small or medium business, manager positions are usually the first to be cut, removing large salaries from communities. Often, the business is purchased then closed, leaving holes in the community. Employee Ownership Trusts help businesses stay in local communities when a business has no successor, and contribute to employee retention and financial wealth.

New ICC report sheds light on why fewer newcomers are choosing to become Canadian citizens

Why It Matters

Canada needs immigrants for economic and population growth as the country’s population ages and birth rates decline. However, fewer immigrants choose to call Canada home, which can spell trouble in the future.

WEBINAR REPLAY: Canadian Black entrepreneurs should create the next Google / Les entrepreneurs noirs canadiens devraient créer le prochain Google

Why It Matters

Il n'existe qu'un seul fonds canadien, BKR, pour financer l'entrepreneuriat noir dans le domaine de la technologie. Lorsqu'ils obtiennent un financement, les entrepreneurs noirs reçoivent des prêts, rarement des fonds propres. Le Québécois Wils Theagene estime qu'il est urgent de changer de système et de créer une véritable chaîne de financement pour les entrepreneurs de la communauté noire. There is only one Canadian fund, BKR, to finance Black entrepreneurship in technology. When they get funding, Black entrepreneurs receive loans, rarely equity. Quebec's Wils Theagene sees a pressing need for a system change, creating a real financing chain for entrepreneurs from the Black community.

Q&A: Will Canada follow in Europe's footsteps and regulate greenwashing?

Why It Matters

Greenwashing neutralizes climate action and prevents responsible and impact investors from making decisions aligned with their values. Europe now regulates green claims by demanding more sustainability disclosure from companies. U.S. authorities chose a less binding road. Canada is stuck in the middle.

10 successful and innovative public policy changes spearheaded by Canadian non-profits

Why It Matters

In Canada, changes to the country’s laws or bylaws in your province, city, or municipality are largely made through advocacy efforts. Skipping this crucial step can mean it takes longer for your organization to have an impact.