After the recent Cabinet shakeup, which new ministers matter most to Canada’s social impact sector?

Why It Matters

New Cabinet ministers can bring fresh experiences, ideas, and commitments to their jobs. Understanding their passions and perspectives is the first step to building a successful relationship with these new officials.

Is the social impact workforce ready for the next emergency?

Why It Matters

COVID-19 exacerbated many deadly health emergencies — including the opioid crisis — and limited the social impact sector’s ability to respond. Lessons from this time can help build readiness to respond to all types of catastrophes more effectively and proactively.

Here’s what environmental justice looks like when youth are leading the way

Why It Matters

Scientists tell us that humans have caused irreversible changes to the planet — but action can still be taken to reduce some of the worst effects of climate change. Knowing the very real impact of climate change on their future, youth entrepreneurs are creating innovative solutions to the climate crisis — which is why it’s vital that policy-makers empower youth to lead the way.

“We have to stop treating these events as exceptional”: Canadian Red Cross CEO Conrad Sauvé on how to prepare for the next global emergency

Why It Matters

Major crises like climate disasters and pandemics are, and will continue to, increase in frequency. The good news, though, is that organizations responding to these crises and their aftershocks can use learnings from this pandemic to prepare for the next emergency.

Are Canada’s politicians ready for the urgency of climate change? 8 climate action leaders weigh in.

Why It Matters

Climate change is an emergency. And experts say that humanity has a small window of opportunity to avoid the worst of it. That means that the next few years of Canada’s climate policy — and who shapes it, according to what values — urgently matter.

The voices of Afghan women and girls are being muted — it’s time for Canadian women to fill the silence

Why It Matters

Canadian, international and Afghan women’s rights organizations have spent the last few decades fighting tirelessly for women’s education, work, and safety. Their work — and their partnerships with one another — are significantly threatened under the Taliban.