“Overworked and undervalued,” Canada’s caregivers are on the brink of a collapse, says report

Why It Matters

Caregivers, both paid and unpaid, support some of the most vulnerable and marginalized communities in Canada. As 69 per cent of caregivers reported deteriorating mental health last year, a collapse of the formal and informal caregiving system would be catastrophic for communities across the country.

Can a psych-based finance course help women, non-binary, and trans people heal from the trauma of COVID’s economic crises?

Why It Matters

COVID-19 has 70 percent of Canadians concerned about their ability to pay bills and Canada has a gendered poverty problem — understanding their trauma around money could be a step towards financial literacy.

Communities of colour contribute massively to the co-operative movement. Why aren’t they recognized for it?

Why It Matters

While co-ops led by people of colour have been on the rise in the U.S., the same cannot be said for Canada, where co-ops remain mostly white, according to the experiences of people of colour. But, inclusion in the co-operative sector is vital as marginalized groups work to build economic self-sufficiency in a post-pandemic world.

Food prices are still sky-high. How are communities and community services coping?

Why It Matters

Food affordability has been a crisis on a steep incline since the start of the pandemic. Now, it’s getting even worse with inflation. While food banks, community kitchens, and other similar services have been in emergency mode, trying to survive, they’re pushing for deeper policy change that will get to the root of these issues.

Canada’s long-term care facilities need an overhaul. Non-profits could be the bridge to a better system.

Why It Matters

The overall failure of Canada’s long-term care system to protect their most vulnerable residents from a deadly virus is eroding trust in the system just as more seniors are starting to require long-term care.