Full Video—Rebalancing: Act Local, Think Global

The pandemic has amplified inequities and displayed the limitations of globalization, as we await for global supplies and resources to support Canada’s pandemic recovery. When we zoom in, we can see that more resilient and self-sufficient local communities are key to building back better. But, perhaps ironically, communities can’t get there alone — we need to learn from one another, and share best practices and new ideas.

We explored questions like: What responsibility do corporations have to local communities? What role could tech for good play in the localization transformation? What are the social issues that intersect with the localization agenda — like gender equity, racial justice, disability rights, and others? And how can every social impact organization in the country be informed and empowered to build stronger local communities around them?

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