This Muslim association's lawsuit shows a major gap in Canada's tax law — it doesn't understand Islamic charity

Why It Matters

Muslim-led charities provide anything from prayer services to after school care for Canada’s Muslim (and non-Muslim) communities. Without the tax exemptions afforded by charitable status, some of these organizations may be unable to operate.

Is the welcome to Ukrainian refugees unusually generous — or overtly racist?

Why It Matters

The UN Refugee Agency estimates that there are more than 80 million people forcibly displaced worldwide. To make Canada a welcoming and supportive place for all refugees, social purpose organizations should consider how we (consciously or subconsciously) treat refugees differently.

“Make transphobia unthinkable”: Six ways social purpose organizations can fight anti-trans hatred

Why It Matters

Trans and nonbinary Canadians are among the most vulnerable clients a social purpose organization may serve. If organizations aren’t capable of showing explicit support for trans people, those clients won’t feel safe reaching out to network or ask for services.

15 percent of Canadians are ‘underbanked’ — here’s what that means and why it’s a barrier to equitable recovery

Why It Matters

An equitable recovery for Canadians means the financial sector needs to address deep structural issues — and find alternative banking models that support low-moderate income people.

Five essential insights from the 2022 Black Leadership in Social Impact summit

Why It Matters

Black changemakers make important contributions to the world of social impact every day. A better, more effective, and more equitable sector means listening closely to the perspectives of these Black leaders.