This organization’s ‘connected community approach’ is changing how social services are designed

Why It Matters

COVID-19 has forced many organizations that focus on community well-being to reimagine how they provide essential services. Strengthening community resilience and well-being using innovative social R&D methods is how social service organizations are moving forward post pandemic.

‘Storytelling is medicine’: For Canada’s performing arts organizations, shows are an essential service

Why It Matters

Non-profit arts organizations are in an especially precarious financial position right now. During a global pandemic and high-profile acts of systemic racism, the sense of community, solidarity, and expression fostered by the arts are more important than ever.

Callers are dialing 211 in droves during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many are reaching out for the very first time.

Why It Matters

The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating pre-existing inequities around food access, mental health services, and income support. United Way Centraide Canada’s findings suggest the virus is also impoverishing Canadians who were previously secure. Non-profits and government programming will need to be ready for an increase in demand.

Municipalities contribute 50 percent of greenhouse gas emissions — this guide will help you push for change

Why It Matters

Municipalities create 50 percent of greenhouse gas emissions produced in Canada. They also control much of the country’s economic development, greenspace allocation, and other major areas of opportunity for climate action. Informed and engaged local citizens could mean massive gains toward a brighter climate future.