Explainer: What is disaggregated data, and why don’t social purpose organizations have access to it?

Why It Matters

Over the past couple of years, there has been an increased demand for disaggregated data in Canada in order to identify and address social and racial inequities faced by vulnerable populations. But few understand what the term really means, how it works and why Canada is investing in collecting such data now.

B.C.’s First Nations Technology Council starts digital equity strategy to end Indigenous technological disparities

Why It Matters

To some Indigenous communities, self-determination and the full exercise of treaty rights requires them to have sufficient access to digital tools, high-speed broadband, and technology education.

Here’s how this organization is working to bring digital accessibility to remote communities

Why It Matters

Digital access is no longer a privilege, but a right. While the internet makes a sea of information available at our fingertips, lack of connection to the digital world can create a vast gap. The Community Learning HUB is a digital learning platform that provides life skills for marginalized youth. Now their recent partnership with Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation brings this knowledge to remote communities in Northern Ontario.

The carbon footprint of Canada's non-profits is likely small. Here's why leaders still need to take action.

Why It Matters

Small as its carbon footprint may be, emissions from Canada’s social impact sector are still contributing to a hotter, drier, more hostile climate that ultimately harms the very populations it serves through charitable work.

The pandemic has shifted how (and why) organizations collect data. These non-profit leaders will tell you exactly how.

Why It Matters

As the coronavirus puts pressure on non-profits to respond to a demand in services, many who work in the sector believe changing what data they gather from clients will enable them to provide better services and ensure that some of the most vulnerable are supported during the pandemic.

Going digital? This expert says you should transform your organizational culture first

Why It Matters

The digital-first reality is here to stay post-pandemic. Social impact organizations are still struggling in the transition to an online world. A recent survey by CanadaHelps found that one in three charities believe they’ll soon find it harder to continue their work if they don’t improve their digital capabilities. A majority rated their digital skill level as either “fair” or “poor.”