The digital divide has reached emergency status, experts say

Why It Matters

The COVID-19 pandemic is requiring many essential services, from healthcare to education, to shift online. When communities don’t have equal internet access, they are effectively cut off. Digital inequity is a long-standing issue, but experts say it’s now an emergency.

How a leading mental healthcare organization transitioned to digital

Why It Matters

Health Canada estimates that 11 million Canadians are experiencing high levels of stress, and close to 2 million are experiencing traumatic stress in the wake of COVID-19. The mental healthcare sector is working on overdrive to keep up, by reaching clients digitally — and overcoming some major challenges to do so. All frontline organizations can learn from this organization’s successful pivot to digital service delivery.

These 8 Canadian startups launched to help those most vulnerable to the coronavirus

Why It Matters

COVID-19 has been an extraordinarily difficult time for startups — an estimated $28 billion in investments could dry up this year alone. The pandemic also presents new and pressing problems that need solving, an atmosphere in which social entrepreneurship can thrive.

7 digital tools to support your mental health during COVID-19

Why It Matters

In pre-pandemic society, one in five people in Canada personally experienced a mental health problem or illness. Today, many in the social impact world face increased stress levels while also being cut off from their usual sources of support, like in-person therapy or coaching. Digital solutions are more needed now than ever.

What Canada can learn from global tech non-profits pivoting to address COVID-19 needs

Why It Matters

As the social impact world tries to adapt to the impacts of COVID-19, organizations are pivoting and re-tooling to help with relief efforts. Here’s what Canadian non-profits can learn from these eight organizations about pivoting, and zeroing in on where they can make the most impact right now.

Non-profit fundraising is uncertain in the face of COVID-19. These tips will keep you on track.

Why It Matters

In the midst of a lot of uncertainty in the non-profit world, dig into these practical insights from a leader in fundraising — Nejeed Kassam, founder of fast-growing fundraising platform Keela. If you’re looking to up your fundraising game in the coming weeks and months, these tips will be helpful.