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.

From spam bots to doxxing, cyberbullying is bringing non-profits to their knees. What can be done?

Why It Matters

There is little criminal and legal protection for staff members who are targeted personally by cyberbullies - many of whom also identify as being part of the same marginalized communities they work with.

Arresting hate: Foundation to educate police, justice officials on what, exactly, is a hate crime in Canada

Why It Matters

Reported hate crimes are rising rapidly nationwide, increasing by 83 per cent between 2019 and 2022, yet Canada does not have a standardized process for identifying, reporting and handling hate. This is the plan to change that.

App designers hope to help Canada's arts sector gig workers better understand taxes and finances

Why It Matters

The majority of workers in the arts are self-employed and likely have incomes that fluctuate month to month. The designers of the new app Sai hope to help artists navigate Canada’s weird and wonderful tax system more easily.