Six big ideas to modernize Canada’s charitable and non-profit sector

Why It Matters

Modernization could mean a more digitally-savvy, better-funded, and more equitable non-profit and charitable sector capable of taking on the biggest challenges of the post-COVID era.

Is the social sector ready for a modernization fund? Senator Omidvar weighs in.

Why It Matters

The social sector is trying to tread water and build a lifeboat at the same time. As charities struggle with a drop in revenue from the COVID-19 pandemic, they are also trying to upgrade their digital processes, funding models, and HR practices.

The Community Services Recovery Fund is meant to modernize the charitable and non-profit sector — here’s what that means

Why It Matters

Canada’s social impact sector needs more autonomy, control, and funding if it hopes to address major challenges coming out of COVID — from climate change to childcare.

The $400 million Community Services Recovery Fund could be a game-changer for the social sector’s digital transformation — here’s how

Why It Matters

A majority of Canada’s charities don’t have the digital skills and tools they need to adapt to an increasingly online world. And they don’t have the funding to get up to speed, either. The $400 million Community Services Recovery Fund could be an answer — if it’s deployed strategically.

Beyond donations: How two Canadian organizations are rebuilding community wealth post-COVID

Why It Matters

Since COVID-19 first hit Canada in March 2020, the gap between the rich and poor has grown wider in communities, with nearly 40 percent of Canadians reporting deteriorating finances over the last year. The organizations that typically help them, however, are also suffering, with more than two-thirds of Canadian charities reporting an average 30 percent revenue drop, over the last year. To rebuild after the pandemic, organizations will need to experiment with innovative new ways to mobilize social finance and build community wealth.