Coronavirus: Racism and the long-term impacts of emergency measures in Canada

Why It Matters

Asian Canadians have been experiencing racism since the COVID-19 crisis emerged. And Canadian history tells us that this racism and xenophobia could find its way into policy, writes Laura Madokoro, history professor at Carleton University.

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How this women-led heritage centre is embracing innovation and tradition to support Northern communities

Why It Matters

In partnership with Community Foundations Canada, we’re crafting a new series to spotlight the Arctic innovations driving social impact, empowering women, and redefining philanthropy. In honour of International Women’s Week, we’re launching the series with a deep-dive into the Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq / Kitikmeot Heritage Society.

Why We Can’t Stop Climate Change Without Gender Equality

Why It Matters

Countless studies show that climate change disproportionately impacts women. Despite this, gender issues are often left out of climate action discussions. For Andrea Dicks, President of Community Foundations of Canada, the only way to achieve our climate goals is through collaboration—and that includes equality on all fronts.

How these two SheEO-supported companies are changing the way we think about sustainability

Why It Matters

In ten years, the Sustainable Development Goals expire. To achieve them, some deeply ingrained consumer and corporate mindsets need to shift — in a big way. Meet two companies changing the way we think about their respective industries, and learn about the organization amplifying their work.

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The Friendship Centre Movement, where women have always been at the forefront

Why It Matters

While social impact organizations across Canada work toward gender parity and equity, Indigenous Friendship Centres are 70 percent women-led, and have been helmed by women since they emerged in the 1950s. The first story in a partnered series with the National Association of Friendship Centres, we break down why and how Friendship Centres foster women’s leadership.

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What will it take to support Indigenous innovation?

Why It Matters

Canada’s Indigenous peoples continue to face systemic inequalities, and are unemployed at significantly higher rates than the rest of the population. When we talk about the work in the social impact sector, how can we strive for a more equitable future that acknowledges and values Indigenous innovation?

How an art installation changed the mental models of addiction

Why It Matters

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)

Why It Matters

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)

Why It Matters

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?