What Canada can learn from successful cash aid programs in war zones

Why It Matters

While basic food staples, clean water and health care services are always needed amid disaster, having cash allows families to choose what they need rather than be given whatever goods come their way.

Report Card: Non-profit leaders give their score for Federal Budget 2024

Why It Matters

The broad positive impact that social purpose organizations have on Canadian society is often underappreciated or misunderstood. Social purpose leaders share their thoughts on the federal budget and how it will impact their organizations and the communities they support - including yours.

By the numbers: 25 things in Budget 2024 the social purpose world should know about

Why It Matters

The non-profit sector makes up nearly 10 per cent of the Canadian economy and employs 2.5 million people, yet is often the last consideration in the federal budget.

What non-profits should expect in Canada's 2024 federal budget

Why It Matters

Non-profits tend to be community-based, but a lot of funding flows from the top. The federal budget will point to the government’s top priorities and if those on the front lines of services factor into their long-term outlook.

The B.C. pilot project that prevents affordable housing loss

Why It Matters

Between 2016 and 2021, B.C. lost nearly 100,000 rental units priced below $1,000 monthly. For every new affordable rental home built in B.C., four more are lost to investors, conversions, demolition and rent increases, and new affordable units do not compensate for the loss of existing ones. The situation is similar in every Canadian province.

A Palestinian surgeon’s GoFundMe bid to evacuate his daughter from Gaza — and the digital army that’s mobilized to help 

Why It Matters

People in Gaza are facing a catastrophic humanitarian situation — extreme shortages of food, water and medical supplies. To get to safety, hundreds of Palestinians are appealing to donors worldwide through GoFundMe.