Non-profits are prone to toxic work environments, experts say

Labour and human rights violations within social impact organizations

Why It Matters

The non-profit sector, while employing 2 million Canadians, remains mostly off the radar when it comes to public cases of labour and human rights violations. But those in the sector say toxic work environments are leading to employee burnout.

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