The social impact sector has a mental health crisis looming — here’s what to do about it

Leaders in the world of social impact say workers are under immense stress during the pandemic, and it’s time to intervene

Why It Matters

The social impact sector is arguably more needed than ever, as Canadians recover from the devastating social and economic impacts of the pandemic. But years of deprioritizing mental wellness combined with a massive global crisis has led to a burned out, stressed workforce — ultimately hurting the communities it serves, too.

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