Community and connection are the core of resettling refugees. How have settlement organizations navigated lockdown?

Why It Matters

Newcomers are having a hard time finding community in Canada, because of COVID-19 shutdowns and the xenophobia it’s brought. If they can’t fully participate in life here in Canada, not only does it negatively impact their wellbeing, but all Canadians miss out on the ways newcomers make our communities better.

Indigenous lawyer Danika Littlechild doesn’t believe the SDGs are compatible with reconciliation. Here’s why.

Why It Matters

Successfully achieving the SDGs may be at odds with the spirit of nation-to-nation reconciliation and Indigenous self-empowerment. And without the consent of Indigenous peoples, the federal government would have a difficult time implementing a robust and credible sustainability agenda of any sort.

8 big ideas for encouraging young Canadians to fight against gender inequity

Why It Matters

Studies have shown that COVID-19 could set back progress on domestic and global gender equity by decades. From an increase in gendered violence to rising unemployment rates among women, it’s more important now than ever to fight against gender inequity.

International Women's Day marks an unprecedented crisis in gender equality – investing in social impact work can help

Why It Matters

As women have disproportionately cared for COVID’s sick, watched over our kids as schools closed, showed up as essential workers, and kept our economies and countries moving, the social and economic gains on gender equality we have worked for decades to achieve are vanishing before our eyes.

Transparency and localization: How social impact organizations can keep Canada on track to implement the SDGs

Why It Matters

No legal accountability measures exist within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to ensure Canada follows through on implementing the SDGs. Civil society’s priorities around human development, gender equality, and climate action could guard against shifting government priorities.