Everything the social impact sector needs to know about Canada’s COVID-19 recovery plan

Why It Matters

A Throne Speech is a federal government’s rough policy blueprint, and 2020’s is a particularly bold one. The federal government is promising major new commitments as Canada braces for a second wave of COVID-19, but the social impact sector is in desperate need of relief - and the Throne Speech doesn’t offer much.

How Friendship Centres are Preparing for a Possible Second Coronavirus Wave

Why It Matters

Friendship centres across Canada say they are supporting Indigenous people who have nowhere else to turn, as they face discrimination from mainstream service providers. Yet, the National Association of Friendship Centres says the government has not prioritized Indigenous voices, which is essential in planning how to build back better.

Events and gatherings are transforming in the era of physical distancing. Here’s what you need to know.

Why It Matters

COVID-19 has put in-person seminars, charity dinners, and other in-person gatherings on ice. The risks of crowds and travel are here to stay. Over the following Special Report, Future of Good will dive into the growing demand for digital events - and explain how the sector will need to reconsider programming and fundraising.

Ontario’s Non-profits Are Still Struggling To Survive The Pandemic

Why It Matters

Ontario’s non-profits are needed more than ever as the COVID-19 pandemic’s health implications give way to a looming economic depression and acute mental health issues. Yet many are in dire financial straits. The provincial and federal governments have offered business relief, but a new report says it isn’t enough to sustain the sector.