Seven things the social impact world needs to know about the federal economic update

Why It Matters

Ottawa’s fall economic statement is traditionally a snapshot of spending from the previous year. In 2020, the document represents another hint for the Liberal government’s priorities in the upcoming federal budget. Its contents will be significant for struggling social impact organizations.

What will social finance look like a decade from now? 12 leaders share their predictions

Why It Matters

The next 10 years will be critical to solving some of the world’s toughest problems. Climate change mitigation has a looming deadline (certainly within a decade). Poverty, food insecurity, and gender inequity are on the rise post-pandemic. And 2030 is the deadline for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. How will social finance contribute to solutions over the next decade?

Candid conversation: Here’s what Stephen Huddart has learned about power and privilege in philanthropy

Why It Matters

Stephen Huddart has worked as president and CEO of the McConnell Foundation for almost a decade — and has even more decades of experience in the social impact sector, giving him a unique vantage point on what’s evolved and changed through the years, what still needs to change, and what the sector needs to do to seize the current opportunity to build back better.

Full video: Stephen Huddart on how the social impact sector can rise to the challenge of COVID-19

Why It Matters

Stephen Huddart has worked as president and CEO of the McConnell Foundation for almost a decade — and has even more decades of experience in the social impact sector, giving him a unique vantage point on what’s evolved and changed through the years, what still needs to change, and what the sector needs to do to seize the current opportunity to build back better.

8 social impact leaders weigh in on the B.C. election results

Why It Matters

The economic and social impacts of the pandemic have hit already vulnerable communities across Canada, and B.C. is no exception. The province will need an inclusive recovery that prioritizes environmental regeneration and reconciliation with Indigenous groups. This could be doable under an NDP majority, experts say.

Canadian leads new global Center for Sustainable Development

Why It Matters

With less than a decade before the deadline to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals, COVID-19 has set back progress. Poverty is increasing for the first time in decades. Gender inequity is at a high. Overcoming these crises will take extraordinary global and whole-of-society cooperation, which this new Center aims to catalyze.