Here are seven of the social impact sector’s most urgent requests during the federal election

These wish lists come from organizations representing LGBTQ Canadians, Indigenous peoples, migrants, and non-profits themselves

Why It Matters

Non-profits, charities, and mutual aid organizations work on issues independently of the election cycle — and may have insight into some of Canada’s most pressing concerns that political parties do not.

With just under a week to go until the polls close across Canada, the Liberals, NDP, Conservatives, Green Party, and Bloc Quebecois are fine-tuning their policy proposals in a last-ditch appeal to voters.

The end of the 2021 election campaign may be in sight, but parties are still willing to throw down fresh promises. Just hours after anti-lockdown and anti-vax protesters showed up by the thousands in front of hospitals across Canada, for instance, the Liberals promised to pass legislation, if re-elected, that would criminalize the act of blocking access to healthcare facilities, including hospitals, pharmacies, and abortion clinics.

In the midst of the last days of official campaigning, several social impact organizations are looking for the major federal parties to listen to their own calls for action on everything from boosting sector funding to re-implementin


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