How Greta Thunberg helped one Quebec foundation get hooked on funding social movements
Why It Matters
Foundations have finite resources and big social policy objectives. A new report from the Broadbent Institute argues funders can make bigger strides on their social policy goals by funding social movements than they can through lobbying or research alone.
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On a warm Friday in September 2019, Éric St-Pierre and his family hit the streets of Montreal, the unceded lands of the Mohawk Nation.
St-Pierre, the executive director of the Quebec-based Trottier Family Foundation, was there, as were half a million others, to demand more aggressive political action on the climate. It was the largest protest in Montreal’s history, and remains, today, Canada’s largest climate mobiliz
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