10 visionary leaders on the state of social impact in (post-pandemic) 2030

Why It Matters

The last nine months have seen Canada’s social impact sector go into survival mode. But survival alone is not sustainable. Huge challenges await Canada in the post-pandemic world, and vision, courage, and resourcefulness are required to remain relevant after the virus is defeated.

Humanitarian organizations rely on fossil fuels. Here’s how Médecins Sans Frontières is cutting its carbon footprint down

Why It Matters

Humanitarian work has climate impacts. Nearly all of the transportation, logistical, and power generation required to keep a field hospital operational depends on fossil fuel use. Not addressing these issues — especially as more people suffer from the effects of climate change — is antithetical to the principles of international aid.

How has Trump’s presidency changed social justice in Canada?

Why It Matters

Social impact organizations must learn how Canadians are accepting or rejecting U.S. ideas in order to stay relevant. Any major advancements in climate justice, police brutality, misinformation, or gender equity will most likely be inspired by efforts (or setbacks) south of the border.

Trudeau’s $400 million international COVID-19 plan is feminist — but is it enough?

Why It Matters

Women and girls are leading the charge on COVID-19 response efforts around the world. Yet many women around the world are seeing an alarming rise in domestic violence. Canada has earmarked $400 million towards humanitarian aid with a focus on women — a move INGO sector advocates say is hugely important.

5 ways to get social purpose organizations on board with climate action

Why It Matters

Climate change will (and has already begun to) have vast implications on the social impact world. From rising food insecurity to homelessness to poor health, a range of gaps NGOs are working to close will be widened by the changing climate. To address this interconnected crisis, organizations across the social sector need to get on the same page.