One in three Canadians age 18 to 24 will turn to charity to meet basic needs in coming months

Why It Matters

Canadian charities face increased demand for service across the country, even as charitable giving declines in the face of inflationary pressures. Innovative and flexible ways of contributing time and money could help close the gap between need and capacity, allowing community serving organizations to continue to provide support to those turning to charities to make ends meet.

Inflation has pushed some non-profits to their “lowest point” ever; can they survive?

Why It Matters

As the cost of living climbs, more and more Canadians are turning to non-profits and charities for shelter, support, food and transportation. Without stable funding, these community services organizations may not be able to deliver.

Proponents of gender-lens investing say it’s a solution to economic inequality. But does it really shift the status quo?

Why It Matters

Studies show that women and nonbinary-owned businesses typically have a higher return on investment. Increasing their access to capital to sustain their business gives them more economic freedom and opportunities to improve their communities.

Higher growth through sustainable investment? Winners of Great Canadian ESG Championship think so

Why It Matters

How foundations, pension plans, organizations and individuals invest their assets has the power to fight climate change, nurture responsible government and drive social change. Raising awareness of responsible options can push investors towards sustainable options.

York University wins Buy Social Canada social procurement award

Why It Matters

With inflation and reduced donations, some charities are looking for new ways to earn revenue. In parallel, a growing number of big institutional purchasers are looking to “buy social” — expanding the market opportunity for charities, non-profits and social enterprises to offer products and services.

New Ontario Nonprofit Network report highlights Peel region’s dramatic spike in demand for non-profit services, amidst inflation and staffing woes

Why It Matters

Non-profits provide services many families rely on: food banks, shelters, and therapy. Without a boost in funding to account for rising programming demands and increased costs due to inflation, non-profits are having to cut back on services and programs that residents rely on.