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Last March, Cheyanne Lobo’s father was amongst thousands of Canadians who were stranded in India, unable to return to Canada as flights out of India were suspended.
“It was a very stressful period in my life,” says Lobo, the marketing coordinator at JAYU, an arts-based human rights charity. Lobo, who spent weeks strategizing with other family members on how to get her dad home, said she was able to better focus on this family emergency largely because she was only working four days a week.
Along with all other staff at JAYU, she’d shifted to a four-day work week in early 2020, before the pandemic hit — which further reinforced the need for a better work/life balance.
JAYU’s four-day work week is only one example of the ways social impact organizations have changed their practices
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