How Can Companies Be Better LGBTQ2+ Allies Year-Round?

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Both within Canada and around the world, the corporatization of Pride has reached a fever pitch — a move that some say helps amplify awareness and others say detracts from the LGBTQ2+ community. We spoke to Ian Capstick, activist and founder of MediaStyle, about how companies can do better.

How Can We Decolonize Impact Investing?

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Over the last two years, impact investing in Canada has grown by a massive 81 percent, with $14.75 billion now invested in purpose-driven solutions. But according to Jeff Cyr, of Raven Indigenous Capital Partners, there's one big problem with traditional impact investing: its lack of Indigenous inclusion. We caught up with him to learn how we can decolonize social finance.

By the Women's Movement, for the Women's Movement

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The Equality Fund launched with $300 million in funding from the Canadian government and ambitious plans to raise another over $1 billion in funding over the next 15 years. Here's how the Canadian-born initiative is using collaboration, partnerships, and a strong feminist vision to guide their path.

Lessons Learned from Canada's Top Impact Investing Platform

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Impact investing and social finance aren't sustainable with government funding or philanthropic capital alone. There is a continued amount of work that the social change community across Canada needs to do to convene and convince mainstream private sector players of its value.

Addressing Food Insecurity

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The Growcer’s product to address food security is quickly gaining traction. The social purpose company manufactures modular plug-and-play hydroponic systems to enable food production in remote communities. As part of our series on addressing emerging issues through entrepreneurship, co-founder and CEO Corey Ellis tells us how to get a social mission business up and running to address urgent needs.

Leticia Gasca, Co-founder Fuckup Nights, Talks About the Art of Messing Up

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Director and co-founder Leticia Gasca quit her day job to grow Fuckup Nights, a global series to celebrate, liberate, and learn from what did not work. Failure is much discussed, but has the pendulum swung too far now? If we can accept failure, perhaps we have come to glorify it too much. Now, it’s about finding the balance.