Indigenous communities were excluded from drafting Canada’s latest climate plans, report finds — here’s what social impact organizations can learn

Why It Matters

Indigenous communities play an important role in Canada’s climate policy. Without their meaningful participation in climate action by governments and the social impact sector, Indigenous leaders cannot bring their ideas to bear on a crisis that disproportionately affects them.

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Online programming might not be accessible to everyone. This organization cracked the code.

Why It Matters

During the pandemic many non-profits have shifted their programming online, but without considering accessibility and accommodations, some of these programs have excluded some individuals from participating in virtual programming.

Activists say climate justice is the new climate action. Here’s what that means — and how to switch.

Why It Matters

The people who are most responsible for climate change are least impacted by it, and those who are most impacted have contributed the least to creating the crisis. If social impact organizations’ climate action doesn’t take this into account, it’s not only tone-deaf, but it’s ineffective.

Social impact organizations can help stop anti-Asian hate in Canada. Here’s my story.

Why It Matters

Anti-Asian hate is happening in Canada, too — in both blatant and subtle ways. The Vancouver Police Board, for instance, reported a 717 percent increase in reported anti-Asian hate crimes this year. Social impact organizations are well positioned as leaders in their communities — both in dollars and in influence — to stop anti-Asian hate.

These 8 women are leading social impact organizations that were led predominantly by men before they arrived

Why It Matters

Women’s leadership in social impact organizations could help communities build back differently, if not better, than they were pre-pandemic. Because of the ways women are socialized, research shows their leadership styles tend to differ from men’s. This year’s International Women’s Day arrived in the midst of a very different reality from last year’s.