4 Canadian Youth-Led Initiatives Worth Paying Attention To

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In many philanthropic and governmental initiatives, bringing youth to the table is often discussed — but never quite done enough. When it comes to these four Canadian initiatives, though, youth are not only building the tables themselves, but making a marked difference in the world while doing so.

Building an Inclusive Open Government

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With an increase in access to technology, there’s a growing movement for democratizing access to data. Part of that shift has been a call for open government — making government data more accessible and involving citizens in decision-making. To explore the benefits of open government to the world of social impact, we sat down with five passionate public servants leading this work.

3 Ways the Canadian Justice System is Failing Women (& How We Address It)

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As cultural perspectives shift, so do a country's expectations of its governance and systems — so it's not entirely surprising that in July, Canada’s federal government announced nearly $2 million in funding to help advance gender equality in Canada’s justice system. But exactly where is that inequality showing up most, and how are national women’s organizations tackling these issues?

What’s a Community Bond, Anyway?

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Thanks to ever-changing political environments and limiting restrictions imposed on nonprofits by funding bodies, the ability of non-profit organizations to grow and secure their long-term is often hampered. One solution? Community bonds present an opportunity for organizations to leverage the power of their community to fund projects that can have a big impact, even beyond real estate usefulness. Christopher Trotman of Tapestry Community Capital gives us a primer on the impact investing tool.

The 5 Competencies the Impact Sector Needs for the AI Revolution

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In order to create a future where artificial intelligence helps us create lasting social impact, the social sector needs to catch up. In this final article in James Stauch and Alina Turner’s series on AI and social impact, we explore the five competencies needed in order to successfully realize that future.

Why AI Needs the World of Social Impact

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Whether you’re “into tech” or not, the field of artificial intelligence needs input from the minds driving social impact — and organizations need the transformations AI could bring. James Stauch and Alina Turner kick off Future of Good’s series on AI in social impact.