10 successful and innovative public policy changes spearheaded by Canadian non-profits

Why It Matters

In Canada, changes to the country’s laws or bylaws in your province, city, or municipality are largely made through advocacy efforts. Skipping this crucial step can mean it takes longer for your organization to have an impact.

Small businesses worry Canada’s Competition Act review will ignore them: CFIB

Why It Matters

Small and medium businesses have long waited for a review of Canada’s Competition Act but worry larger corporations have too much regulatory influence. Smaller businesses say this means their concerns continue to be ignored, hampering their efforts to grow.

Boosting friendship, community events may bring back dropping donors: New report

Why It Matters

The number of donors has declined considerably over the past decade. To make their budgets work, some charities are targeting more significant gifts from wealthy Canadians. However, new research suggests that there could be another vital way to raise revenue.

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.

Secret to remote worker wellbeing is trust, say experts

Why It Matters

It can be challenging to ensure that your remote workers are doing well in the workplace, with some complaining of isolation. So, these Canadian companies have incorporated ways to engage and encourage their remote workers to care for their mental health.

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.