Emotional emancipation: This organization is strengthening Black communities by healing from the trauma of racism

Why It Matters

COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on Black Canadians exposed longstanding economic and social inequities, and caused significant stress and trauma for the population. The CHN provides a way for these communities to heal collectively.

Why healing is at the centre of Indigenous Climate Action’s work

Why It Matters

At the roots of the climate crisis are systems of oppression, which perpetuate harm mentally, physically and emotionally. Rest is just as important a response to the climate crisis as organizing — the two go hand in hand. Healing justice could be a way to sustain the climate movement.

YWCA launches Canada’s first national immediate financial support fund for survivors of domestic violence

Why It Matters

With reports of intimate partner violence increasing during the pandemic, and women and gender-diverse people experiencing unemployment disproportionately, a national emergency fund could be their road to safety.

Government of Canada unveils 26 funding partners for the renewed Investment Readiness Program — and this time, it includes direct support for Black communities

Why It Matters

Black-led, Black-serving organizations receive about 0.7 percent of Canadian philanthropic dollars. The IRP’s boost in support could help them gain greater access to the country’s social innovation ecosystem.

This Indigenous founder moved back home to Northern Ontario to help solve food insecurity — here’s how he’s doing it.

Why It Matters

With historically unprecedented inflation rates in Canada, northern communities are facing some of the most drastic increases in food prices. Initiatives seeking to boost food security in these regions need to make meaningful connections with local communities — to go beyond quick fixes and establish sustainable, long term solutions.

Modernization Progress 2022: We’re tracking every recommendation made by the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector — here’s the progress so far

Why It Matters

Putting pressure on the Canadian government to adopt all 42 recommendations by the Special Senate Committee will require a detailed understanding of how implementation is falling short of the sector’s expectations.