Defending the climate during COVID-19: The trials and tribulations of five climate justice organizations

Why It Matters

Climate change is the gravest existential issue our planet is currently facing. But the COVID-19 pandemic is our most urgent crisis at the moment, one that threatens news coverage of the climate crisis and the organizations fighting it. How they adapt will be critical to fighting climate change for years to come.

Recovery plan 2020: 20 bold ideas from 20 social impact leaders

Why It Matters

The pandemic has amplified inequities in Canadian society. Social impact organizations working with and advocating for vulnerable communities have unique insight into how to close the gaps. Their ideas, borne from on-the-ground experience, could make Canada a more resilient nation in the face of adversity.

New Zealand has a social impact worker visa program. What can Canada learn?

Why It Matters

Post-pandemic, Canada will be left with massive social challenges requiring unprecedented levels of innovation to overcome. Enlisting help from elsewhere in the world could boost the country’s recovery — if New Zealand’s social impact visa program is an indication.

Five Canadian Organizations Helping Beirut Recover

Why It Matters

Beirut’s warehouse explosion earlier this month is only Beirut’s latest tragedy. Ongoing fallout from Lebanon’s civil war, an economic crisis and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll. In the midst of these overlapping crises, who is stepping in and helping the survivors?

The global Future of Tourism coalition has called for a sustainability makeover. Will Canada participate?

Why It Matters

Tourism contributes 8 percent of global carbon emissions. It also employs one in 11 Canadians, and is the number one employer of young people in the country. How can the tourism industry balance sustaining its economic contributions with sustaining the natural environment it (and the rest of the world, too) depends on?

Canada needs a complete foreign policy overhaul. Here’s why — and how.

Why It Matters

There’s been much talk in recent weeks about Canada’s Security Council seat loss, but humanitarian and international affairs expert Rahul Chandran says there’s a set of deeper questions to explore. How can Canada uproot the racist foundations its foreign policy is built on? Is its foreign policy truly compassionate? Is it future-proof for a post-pandemic world?