Non-profits brace for change as speculation around Trudeau’s leadership intensifies

Why It Matters

Funding for non-profits and charities is always precarious. A shift in federal leadership or government may mean a shift in priorities, which could disrupt programs and services across the country.

Q&A: Oversight and governance of AI use at borders, humanitarian aid zones are weak, says expert

Why It Matters

Data collection practices often rely on active and informed consent – but how can people in precarious situations genuinely understand what is happening with their biometric information, how it will be stored, and who it will be shared with?

Data drives preventative care at queer and trans health clinic

Why It Matters

With a larger number of non-profits collecting, stewarding and analyzing information about marginalized communities, it’s critical they do it well, while upholding the privacy and dignity of vulnerable people.

Employee Ownership Trusts now law, make it easier for Canadian business owners to share wealth with employees

Why It Matters

When outside interests take over a small or medium business, manager positions are usually the first to be cut, removing large salaries from communities. Often, the business is purchased then closed, leaving holes in the community. Employee Ownership Trusts help businesses stay in local communities when a business has no successor, and contribute to employee retention and financial wealth.

PREVIEW: A Q&A with MP Ryan Turnbull on Canada's social finance future

Why It Matters

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance talks about Canada's current state of social finance and the role of government in ensuring all Canadians have equitable access to capital, and ensuring that money changes communities and lives for the better.