Climate change gets under 10 hours of class time per year — these seven youth-led environmental initiatives are taking action anyway

Why It Matters

As Canada deals with wildfires, droughts, heatwaves and the loss of old growth forests, the scope of environmental work needed is vast. Youth have always been at the forefront of social change, and the environmental movement is no different. To continue and grow their ambitious work, these youth leaders need funding.

“You have to fight the big economic structures”: Maude Barlow on 50 years of activism and how civil society can advance women’s economic resilience

Why It Matters

The pandemic exposed deep inequity in Canada and around the world. Civil society must challenge the government power structures and fundamental economic institutions that create barriers to women’s economic independence for everyone to recover from the pandemic.

10 instructions for the social impact sector from the new IPCC report

Why It Matters

If Canada’s energy, transportation, food security, building, and land use sectors adopt the massive changes required by the IPCC report, the country’s social impact sector will be forced to follow suit — whether it is ready or not.

Is the welcome to Ukrainian refugees unusually generous — or overtly racist?

Why It Matters

The UN Refugee Agency estimates that there are more than 80 million people forcibly displaced worldwide. To make Canada a welcoming and supportive place for all refugees, social purpose organizations should consider how we (consciously or subconsciously) treat refugees differently.

“We have a habit of making poverty seem invisible”: How Canada can get back on track with the SDGs

Why It Matters

From poverty reduction to food security, the SDGs are more than utopian ideals, they are necessary changes needed for an equitable society. Our sectors need to transition into a more collaborative and intersectional approach in their work to make meaningful progress on the goals.