Non-profits among the worst offenders for unlivable wages in Canada, say employees, experts

Why It Matters

Non-profit wages are consistently lower than those in the private sector, putting financial strain on employees who often leave social purpose work behind in search of better pay. Competitive wages could improve staff retention and wellbeing.

Battling burnout: CanadaHelps CEO sounds alarm on non-profit ‘wildfires’

Why It Matters

Social purpose organizations are starting to offer in-house solutions to combat mental and physical fatigue among their staff. However, they say without government and community support, those solutions won’t go far enough to keep staff ready to help others.

Kids need mental health supports more than ever and social purpose organizations are struggling to pick up the slack

Why It Matters

According to a 2023 report from the Canadian Mental Health Association, three out of four Canadian children with a mental health issue struggle to access the care they need. The pandemic has only made things worse, increasing service demand for mental health organizations like Kids Help Phone.

Youth don’t know how to find services — especially mentorship — online. We have a solution.

Why It Matters

Young people who are mentored are 53 percent more likely to report good mental health, and more than twice as likely to report a strong sense of belonging in their community. But a majority of young people surveyed by MENTOR Canada said they didn’t know how to find a mentor online.