One year into the pandemic, the social sector's working moms are not alright

Demands on both the professional and childcare fronts have increased, mothers say, and something needs to change

Why It Matters

Women make up the majority of social impact workers — 80 percent of non-profit workers alone. The sector stands to lose, or stunt the career trajectories, of the majority of its workforce if it doesn’t advocate for more accessible childcare and change its work culture to be more flexible.

var TRINITY_TTS_WP_CONFIG = {"cleanText":"One year into the pandemic, the social sector\u2019s working moms are not alright. Priscila Kallfelz and her family \u2014\u00a0her partner, herself, and their two-year-old daughter \u2014\u00a0live in \u201ca tiny apartment\u201d in midtown Toronto. She\u2019s been working as the member services manager at YWCA Canada from the dining table for a year now, averaging three or four meetings a day and sharing the makeshift dining and living room office with her husband.\u00a0 \u201cI find that there\u2019s no break, you know?\u201d she says. \u201cIn a normal situation, whenever I\u2019m exhausted or I need a break, I\u2019ll just send her to the park with my husband or I\u2019ll go for dinner with my friends, but these days, it\u2019s the three of us, all the t

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