‘More than just access to healthcare’: Why this new centre wants to bring healthcare and social services together

Why It Matters

The problems social purpose organizations in Canada and around the world are working to solve — food insecurity, homelessness, income inequity, to name a few — are complex and linked to poor health. Addressing them requires a whole of society approach, including building partnerships between healthcare and the social sector.

This new non-profit will push for climate adaptation in Western Canada

Why It Matters

Canada’s Prairie region has been hit hard by climate change. It’s experienced 13 of Canada’s 20 most damaging weather related events since 1983. A central hub for data and tools to help governments, businesses and people adapt could be necessary for the region’s making it through the next few decades.

Will the non-profit sector get a home in the federal government in 2021? Senator Ratna Omidvar weighs in.

Why It Matters

To get back on its feet through and after the pandemic, and support Canada’s recovery agenda, sector advocates like Senator Ratna Omidvar say the non-profit and charitable sector needs a much closer relationship with the federal government. Could the new Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry make it happen?

Why this organization is pivoting from helping people get jobs to helping them own businesses

Why It Matters

New data suggests Canada may actually be among the most economically unequal in the OECD — and COVID-19 has brought that inequality into stark relief. While tackling income inequality gets most of the focus and is one way to close the gap, it’s just as important to build tools and policies that target the other part of the wealth equation: ownership.

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?