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Canada is ranked 30th of 38 countries on child and youth wellbeing — and the pandemic is making it worse

Why It Matters

Children and youth are among the most impacted by the pandemic, with rising rates of poor mental health since the crisis began and new protocols for schooling threatening quality education for many. Considering Canada was already lagging on child and youth wellbeing pre-pandemic and non-profits serving youth have been hit hard, too, the country has a major problem.

How this Indigenous women’s organization is educating the RCMP on policing domestic violence

Why It Matters

In Canada, Indigenous women are three times more likely than non-Indigenous women to report domestic violence, and across the country, the issue has been exacerbated by COVID-19. In partnership with Community Foundations of Canada, we look at how the Liard Aboriginal Women’s Society addresses gender-based violence in the Yukon, using innovative practices and collaboration to heal and empower the Kaska Dena community.

Non-profits are prone to toxic work environments, experts say

Why It Matters

The non-profit sector, while employing 2 million Canadians, remains mostly off the radar when it comes to public cases of labour and human rights violations. But those in the sector say toxic work environments are leading to employee burnout.

Seven social policies of the Conservative Party’s new leader

Why It Matters

Erin O’Toole, the newly nominated head of the Conservative Party of Canada, could become Canada’s next Prime Minister. In the face of a looming economic crisis and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, O’Toole’s responses to major social issues – and the plight of social impact organizations – will be critical.

This inclusion expert says unconscious bias training is doing more harm than good — here’s why

Why It Matters

Unconscious bias training is one of the mainstays of diversity and inclusion consulting. But while the practice has long been used to address the idea of unconscious prejudice, some practitioners say it provides cover for discrimination to continue, and hurts the people it aims to protect.