Meet 4 Innovative Organizations Transforming Canada’s North

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Canada’s Arctic is leading the way on a number of innovations that enhance lives. Every year, the Arctic Inspiration Prize awards funding to projects by the North, for the North. This innovative prize approach uses a non-traditional funding model to support and accelerate Arctic-led projects — and these four previous prize winners show that the model is working.

How an art installation changed the mental models of addiction

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Governments of all levels have struggled to address the high rates of opioid misuse and addiction and the startling number of opioid-related deaths in Canada. There are innovative approaches gaining traction that could hold the key to making advancements in communities.

3 Ways the Canadian Justice System is Failing Women (& How We Address It)

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As cultural perspectives shift, so do a country's expectations of its governance and systems — so it's not entirely surprising that in July, Canada’s federal government announced nearly $2 million in funding to help advance gender equality in Canada’s justice system. But exactly where is that inequality showing up most, and how are national women’s organizations tackling these issues?

3 Ways to Start Integrating Accessibility into Your Workplace (& Life)

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Canada's federal government has made significant moves to support individuals with lived experience of disability in recent months — from passing the Accessible Canada Act to investing in AccessNow, an app that maps accessible locations across the country. But how can Canadians be better advocates for accessibility on an individual level?

How to Bring Fresh Voices to the Table in Philanthropy

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To reach new generations of donors, volunteers, and employees, organizations update their tactics and learn to reflect the changing communities around them, say four young leaders in a digital roundtable with Future of Good.

How Can Companies Be Better LGBTQ2+ Allies Year-Round?

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Both within Canada and around the world, the corporatization of Pride has reached a fever pitch — a move that some say helps amplify awareness and others say detracts from the LGBTQ2+ community. We spoke to Ian Capstick, activist and founder of MediaStyle, about how companies can do better.