Taught by the land: Canadian Roots Exchange shares how land-based education empowers Indigenous youth across Canada

Why It Matters

High transportation costs and urbanization are just a few barriers that keep Indigenous youth from connecting to the land. Land-based education plays a huge role in not only lowering these barriers for youth, but also teaching them how to build a relationship with the environment and protect it.

Rates of violence spike during heat waves. Are community services prepared for a hotter world?

Why It Matters

Extreme heat is a major cause of climate-related illnesses and deaths, but its link to gender-based violence is largely overlooked. With climate change creating more heat waves, more assaults could happen in the coming years.

“Peace is a verb, not a noun”: why modernizing global cooperation and aid must start with reframing language

Why It Matters

Words like decolonization are not made for the global south. If the global cooperation and aid sector fails to use language that is meaningful, inclusive and accessible to everyone, conversations on advancing the sector’s future will remain one-sided.

Canada’s first 2SLGBTQI+ Action Plan makes big promises, but does it go far enough?

Why It Matters

Most 2SLGBTQI+-serving organizations currently rely on project-based financing and volunteers, which can lead to burnout and instability. Predictable funding has the potential to grow the capacity of 2SLGBTQI+ non-profits and social enterprises.

“I don’t think you can solve anything you don’t want to talk about”: A Q&A with the co-founder of the Black Wealth Club

Why It Matters

Less access to capital and networks has held back Black communities for too long. The resulting wealth gap hurts their economic power and prospects. The Black Wealth Club offers Black professionals a path to build their social and financial wealth, and amplify their impact.