Here’s what impact investors are urging the federal government to add to its COVID-19 aid package

Why It Matters

In response to COVID-19’s unprecedented impact, last week the federal government passed a huge stimulus package to help Canadians. But these impact investors from across Canada say much more can be done — from accelerating the launch of the Social Finance Fund to implementing a universal basic income.

How a universal basic income could jump-start Canadian entrepreneurship after COVID-19

Why It Matters

Canadians are facing massive economic setbacks in the wake of COVID-19. For a country that was already seeing declining rates of entrepreneurship, our entrepreneurial ecosystem is threatened. Venture for Canada’s CEO argues that introducing a universal basic income could solve the problem.

This is how Canada’s foundations should respond to COVID-19

Why It Matters

The COVID-19 crisis requires urgent action across sectors to help vulnerable Canadians. Philanthropic foundations have the funds, expertise, and networks to make a significant difference, so what should they be doing? Philanthropic Foundations Canada (PFC) and their partners just released a new set of guidelines for foundations.

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Are B Corps the future of Canadian business for good?

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After the United States, Canada has the highest number of B Corps — for-profit companies certified by an independent organization as socially and environmentally responsible — in the world. Is the B Corp movement the future of business for good? As consumers increasingly demand transparency and ethical behaviour from the companies they support, B Corps are a new and impactful group with potential to shake up the entire social impact sector. The first in our member-exclusive series on Canada's B Corp movement.

How Arctic Fresh is Tackling Food Insecurity in Canada’s North

Why It Matters

Food insecurity remains a major issue in Canada’s north, with prices of items sky-rocketing by the time they reach under-served communities. One social enterprise, Arctic Fresh, has built a solution, and is successfully providing fresh, affordable goods to 13 under-served communities. How do they do it?

Three Ideas To Implement Canada's new Social Finance Fund

Why It Matters

The Government of Canada has proposed up to $755 million over the next ten years for a new Social Finance Fund to encourage innovative approaches to address complex social issues. This is poised to help resource a more just and sustainable economy. Yet, in order to create lasting impact, it must deploy the resources strategically.

Launch Plan: Inside the startup journey of Kotn, Canada's next big ethical brand

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Kotn started with the simple desire to create a reasonably priced, well-made T-shirt. Scaling globally, it’s now helping to rebuild Egypt’s cotton industry and sewing ethics into its entire supply chain. We sat down with Rami Helali, co-founder and CEO of Kotn, to dive into the company’s startup journey as part of Future of Good's Launch Plan series.

There’s a new toy to teach failure. Here’s how it works.

Why It Matters

Failure is typically not something organizations in the world of impact like to open up about. Twenty One Toys founder Ilana Ben-Ari tells us why teaching failure at the workplace can not only strengthen organizational culture, but help create lasting impact.

Then & Now: How Kitchener’s Blue Box Program Launched Modern Day Recycling

Why It Matters

Recycling has been seen as the perfect solution to our wasteful woes. But as news of plastic waste issues take over headlines, journalist Bill Bean dives into this through a historical look at the origin of Canada’s innovative household Blue Box Program — and how it continues to evolve today.

Launch Plan: The Inside Journey of a FinTech Startup Changing the Charitable Donation Game

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When it comes to technology, most non-profits and charitable organizations don't have the time or budget to implement new solutions. With that gap in mind, GoodBox founder Andrew O'Brien set out to bring new donation solutions to the charitable sector, with an aim to bridge the digital divide and accelerate giving. He tells his founding story as part of Future of Good's Launch Plan series.