Full video: Senator Ratna Omidvar on the state of the charitable sector’s modernization

Senator Omidvar shares what progress she’s seen in the last three years, and how she would have written the Catalyst for Change report differently had she known about the pandemic

Why It Matters

Over two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, charities and non-profits are still struggling to adapt. From retaining staff to moving their work online, there’s a massive need for modernization — in order to meet growing demand from devastated communities. Senator Omidvar says if the government had heeded the recommendations in Catalyst for Change, the sector could have shown much more resilience.

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