Here are seven of the social impact sector’s most urgent requests during the federal election

Why It Matters

Non-profits, charities, and mutual aid organizations work on issues independently of the election cycle — and may have insight into some of Canada’s most pressing concerns that political parties do not.

Hate is the 2021 election’s elephant in the room. Here’s what social impact organizations want federal leaders to do about it.

Why It Matters

Hate is a life-or-death issue for many Canadians, be they Black, Indigenous, Muslim, Asian, Sikh, queer, trans, or a woman. All of the major political parties have made promises to end hate, but that won’t happen without sustained pressure from leaders themselves.

This new report warns of a “lockdown generation” — and has six big ideas for how to prevent it

Why It Matters

Young people in Canada are struggling. A majority of youth report deteriorating mental health since the pandemic began. Youth unemployment rates are still at a high. And the services vulnerable youth rely on are at risk.

This Indigenous, youth-led organization is strengthening its community using Anishinaabe philosophy

Why It Matters

A strong sense of belonging builds community resilience, which has been vital during COVID-19. This is especially true for Indigenous communities, facing already-existing inequalities that have been exacerbated by the pandemic. As organizations move towards recovery and look to improve their services, they must centre inclusion — something that is integral to Anishinaabe thought and philosophy.