Building an Inclusive Open Government

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With an increase in access to technology, there’s a growing movement for democratizing access to data. Part of that shift has been a call for open government — making government data more accessible and involving citizens in decision-making. To explore the benefits of open government to the world of social impact, we sat down with five passionate public servants leading this work.

How to Bring Fresh Voices to the Table in Philanthropy

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To reach new generations of donors, volunteers, and employees, organizations update their tactics and learn to reflect the changing communities around them, say four young leaders in a digital roundtable with Future of Good.

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.