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.

UNICEF looks to test its child-lens investing framework

Why It Matters

Most investment decisions made by private markets directly and indirectly affect children. But unlike other beneficiaries who can organize and lobby, children are underrepresented in investing analysis and decision-making.

These activists say the UN’s ‘Leave No One Behind’ pledge promotes colonialism — here’s why

Why It Matters

While the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are seen as a guiding framework for civil society, businesses, and governments alike, the rigidity around the goals may pose a barrier to helping those most in need of equity, experts say. There’s a great need to engage in critical analysis of global frameworks to seek existing gaps.

“We have a habit of making poverty seem invisible”: How Canada can get back on track with the SDGs

Why It Matters

From poverty reduction to food security, the SDGs are more than utopian ideals, they are necessary changes needed for an equitable society. Our sectors need to transition into a more collaborative and intersectional approach in their work to make meaningful progress on the goals.

In-depth conversation: Are the SDGs relevant anymore? Devex editor Raj Kumar weighs in

Why It Matters

Global inequality is at a high — vaccine inequity is a salient example. As the Global North begins to recover, much of the Global South is still grappling with the pandemic’s social, health, and economic devastation. How NGOs, agencies, and governments engage in global development will be crucial for global recovery.