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.

A $90M ESG 'Dragon's Den' competition, as industry faces public reckoning

Why It Matters

Many Canadian foundations, pension funds and individual investors are trying to align their investments with their values by getting rid of fossil fuels or divesting stocks invested in corporate laggards. But many find it tough to assess whether their investment managers are truly investing in a values-aligned way or just “greenwashing” their portfolios.

What does reproductive injustice have to do with pregnant people’s poverty? To this doula organization, everything

Why It Matters

Only 19 percent of women find a job after incarceration, compared to 50 percent of men. Assisting with abortions, cushioning healthcare costs and helping pregnant people find housing upon their release can help with reintegration.