Full video: B.C.’s Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development and Non-Profits on the province’s new $34 million recovery fund

Why It Matters

Non-profits across the country have said repeatedly, since the pandemic began, that recovery funds from different levels of government haven’t worked for their specific needs. They’ve also pushed for dedicated parliamentary representatives. Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development and Nonprofits Niki Sharma’s work addresses both.

Five essential insights from the 2022 Black Leadership in Social Impact summit

Why It Matters

Black changemakers make important contributions to the world of social impact every day. A better, more effective, and more equitable sector means listening closely to the perspectives of these Black leaders.

Full video: Cindy Blackstock on reparations, reconciliation, and why Canada’s philanthropic community shies away from her cause

Why It Matters

The social purpose sector in Canada often says it prioritizes reconciliation and justice for Indigenous communities. Cindy Blackstock says that commitment requires political advocacy for the rights of First Nations families.

Full video: International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan on decolonizing aid and development

Why It Matters

The pandemic has devastated the global south, not just through the virus itself, but also its knock-on social and economic effects. Minister Sajjan’s mandate letter makes clear that Canada is to play a major role in their recovery — but colonial approaches to global development work could cause unintended harm.

Full video: Two global development experts critically examine the movement toward decolonizing aid

Why It Matters

Signatories of the Grand Bargain agreement did not meet the goal of shifting 20 percent of their funding to local organizations by 2020. What now? Meanwhile, global development and humanitarian aid are facing wicked problems: rising rates of extreme poverty due to the pandemic, climate change-induced droughts, famines, and migration — and much more. It is time to reexamine the ways the sector responds to these crises.