In January 2021, Future of Good and WUSC reflected on the last 10 months which followed the start of COVID-19 in Canada. It blindsided the world with its global scale, speed, and turbulence, while affecting our economy, climate, intergenerational relationships, and health. We asked ourselves what exactly our role was towards resiliency, taking a look at the crossroads of our actions (or inactions) where Canada could truly change the status quo and create a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable world.
One year later, we enter a new phase of the global pandemic — multiple COVID-19 variants, tighter restrictions, alongside humanitarian and climate change issues such as the B.C. forest fires and floods, the Syrian refugee crisis, and anti-racism movements — to name a few. As we approach the two year mark of the pandemic, we must now ask: what did we learn? How can we maintain the momentum we’ve gained? What types of conversations need to be at the forefront? How do we ensure that social change is met with intersectionality and allyship? And, how can the social impact sector be a catalyst in this?
For the second year in a row, we are excited to be working with WUSC at the International Forum again on Jan. 25–27. We’ll be kicking off with digital stories profiling bold global initiatives from speakers and organizations at the #WUSCForum2022. We’ll also host a two-day engagement on Twitter and Instagram starting at 10:30 a.m. (ET) during the #WUSCForum2022, prompting thought-provoking questions for forum participants and leaders across Canada to share their ideas, insights and experiences. Be sure to tune in.