Stop glorifying resilience: Here’s how the word resilience shows up in the social sector, and why some leaders say it’s problematic

Why It Matters

Words matter. The language changemakers use to describe their work, their organizations and the communities they serve creates narratives that can either support or undermine their objectives.

Full video: What will it take to decolonize global development? Devex founder Raj Kumar weighs in

Why It Matters

Global inequality is at a high, and so, therefore, is the relevance of humanitarian aid and global development work. But many argue this work has a colonial power imbalance that perpetuates the very inequity it aims to dissolve.

Five ways social sector funding will (or should) transform coming out of COVID

Why It Matters

Canada’s philanthropic sector holds at least $85 billion in assets, and that’s likely grown since COVID began. The stewarding of that money and the power imbalance it builds deserve scrutiny — and requires transformation, speakers agreed.