23 Daring Predictions that will Shape the Social Impact World in 2023

Why It Matters

Signals tend to reveal emergent phenomena sooner so that changemakers can turn their attention to possible opportunities, disruptions, innovations and developments that affect their missions, programs and work. Signals can become mainstream and evolve into trends — when a signal hits a certain threshold, for example, it might become a trend in the broader society or sector, and begin to diffuse rapidly.

Here's how to better support women living on low income, according to Families Canada

Why It Matters

Revealing barriers to accessing financial aid and solutions social impact organizations are trying to create across multiple sectors can help improve systemic barriers to women’s economic resilience

Canada’s first ever women’s economic abuse and injustice summit urges financial institutions to do more to help survivors

Why It Matters

Ninety-three per cent of women’s abusers withheld money they needed for food, clothes, and other necessities. Creating access to banking accounts, loans, and emergency funds will help survivors leave their abusers for good.

Canada could decriminalize sex work — here’s how it could help support organizations get more funding

Why It Matters

While sex work is criminalized, social impact organizations are struggling to support sex workers who need help with finances, food, and other necessities — funders understanding and supporting their organizations could increase their economic resilience.

YWCA launches Canada’s first national immediate financial support fund for survivors of domestic violence

Why It Matters

With reports of intimate partner violence increasing during the pandemic, and women and gender-diverse people experiencing unemployment disproportionately, a national emergency fund could be their road to safety.