Here’s what you missed at Future of Good’s Dismantling Digital Barriers Summit

Why It Matters

Social-impact organizations are fighting two simultaneous battles: the first is trying to bridge the digital divide for demographics who lack access, and the second is working to build and grow their own digital infrastructure as an organization. Proper support is needed now more than ever through collaboration, funding, and policy change.

Youth are key to making real social change. Here’s what they need to thrive in your organization.

Why It Matters

Young people have ideas and mindsets that can address the toughest social challenges Canada faces. But they’re too often unheard, underestimated, and overworked within social impact organizations.

Full video: Wellness is still a taboo topic in the social impact world. This founder wants to change that for good.

Why It Matters

Canadians, on the whole, are unwell. Our burnout, fatigue and stress levels are higher than the global averages. Meanwhile, many of the tools available to boost our wellbeing — exercise, mindfulness — are increasingly expensive and inaccessible, especially to groups who have been historically oppressed and marginalized.

Full video: Canadian Red Cross CEO Conrad Sauvé on how to prepare for the next global emergency

Why It Matters

Major crises like climate disasters and pandemics are, and will continue to, increase in frequency. The good news, though, is that organizations responding to these crises and their aftershocks can use learnings from this pandemic to prepare for the next emergency.