Want to better understand what poverty is really like in Canada? More than income data is needed, says new research

Why It Matters

The Market Basket Measure (MBM) is Canada’s official poverty measure. However, focusing solely on income ignores a lot of other indicators of deprivation and has a knock-on impact on how poverty reduction plans are constructed.

Non-profits brace for change as speculation around Trudeau’s leadership intensifies

Why It Matters

Funding for non-profits and charities is always precarious. A shift in federal leadership or government may mean a shift in priorities, which could disrupt programs and services across the country.

‘This is not reconciliation’: Federal funding drops for Indigenous language revitalization

Why It Matters

Indigenous languages are facing extinction due to colonization, and many communities are trying to revitalize their languages and create more fluent speakers.

Future of Good launches new global aid and cooperation reporting beat led by journalist Jahanzeb Hussain

Why It Matters

Canada’s aid and international cooperation system is at a crossroads, with little nuanced coverage on developments, solutions and transformations that are shaping the next decade of work.

Employee Ownership Trusts now law, make it easier for Canadian business owners to share wealth with employees

Why It Matters

When outside interests take over a small or medium business, manager positions are usually the first to be cut, removing large salaries from communities. Often, the business is purchased then closed, leaving holes in the community. Employee Ownership Trusts help businesses stay in local communities when a business has no successor, and contribute to employee retention and financial wealth.