The Canadian government promised to strip anti-abortion organizations of their charitable status. Here's why it hasn’t.

Why It Matters

This policy, if enacted, could affect the charitable status of organizations that oppose abortion – but it could also open the door to more scrutiny of charities any government disagrees with.

‘We are the victims’: Equity-deserving community organizations demand governments fix causes of anti-Black hatred

Why It Matters

Dismantling anti-Black hate, racism, and terrorism in Canada will require legislative change and a commitment to funding Black-led and Black-serving initiatives that is urgently needed.

Explainer: Work with clients vulnerable to alt-right radicalization? Here’s how to recognize the signs – and intervene effectively

Why It Matters

The Freedom Convoy showed the world an ugly side of Canada – a populist movement that was led by alt-right radicals and fueled by extremist ideology. Sadly, alt-right radicalization may be on the rise due to increasing marginalization, a widening wealth gap, a lack of trust in institutions, and low job security. Those on the frontlines include hospital workers, community service providers, mental health care providers, and others — the very people who are working to end the social inequities afflicting alt-right radicals.

This Muslim association's lawsuit shows a major gap in Canada's tax law — it doesn't understand Islamic charity

Why It Matters

Muslim-led charities provide anything from prayer services to after school care for Canada’s Muslim (and non-Muslim) communities. Without the tax exemptions afforded by charitable status, some of these organizations may be unable to operate.

These activists say the UN’s ‘Leave No One Behind’ pledge promotes colonialism — here’s why

Why It Matters

While the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are seen as a guiding framework for civil society, businesses, and governments alike, the rigidity around the goals may pose a barrier to helping those most in need of equity, experts say. There’s a great need to engage in critical analysis of global frameworks to seek existing gaps.

Coalition of Ontario organizations calls on Ontario political parties to create a provincial 2SLGBTQ+ secretariat and commit to $25 million in funding for the sector

Why It Matters

Ten percent of reported hate crimes target 2SLGBTQI+ people, and hate is still on the rise in Canada. 2SLGBTQI+ safety, health, and human rights needs to be a policy priority in the 2022 Ontario election.