Will the non-profit sector get a home in the federal government in 2021? Senator Ratna Omidvar weighs in.

Why It Matters

To get back on its feet through and after the pandemic, and support Canada’s recovery agenda, sector advocates like Senator Ratna Omidvar say the non-profit and charitable sector needs a much closer relationship with the federal government. Could the new Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry make it happen?

Scotiabank launches $500-million ScotiaRISE initiative to improve job and educational prospects

Why It Matters

Major financial institutions are warning that the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic downturn will not abate once case counts drop. The virus will have severe, long-term impacts on workforce improvement and training prospects in Canada and around the world.

Non-profits want to work with people, not tell them what to do – but how does that work in practice?

Why It Matters

Social research and development, like R&D in any sector, brings new tools and strategies that can improve people’s lives. As COVID-19 completely disrupts business as usual, there may never be a more important time to reimagine how they work.

Canadian non-profits need an HR council (again) — here’s why, according to sector leaders

Why It Matters

Plenty of reports, studies, and surveys on Canadian non-profits exist, but very few of them cover the nation’s non-profit workforce in a comprehensive manner. In a time when organizations are laying off staff and preparing shoestring operating budgets, having good human resources coast-to-coast could be vital for non-profit directors.