Is your trust-based grantmaking process breaking enough rules?

Why It Matters

Many small organizations are limited from accessing grants through their lack of charity status, and operational power, while still being a driving force for vital projects. Without grantmakers who will adapt to their unique needs, these grassroots community groups will be stunted from growing their impact in their communities.

Explainer: Work with clients vulnerable to alt-right radicalization? Here’s how to recognize the signs – and intervene effectively

Why It Matters

The Freedom Convoy showed the world an ugly side of Canada – a populist movement that was led by alt-right radicals and fueled by extremist ideology. Sadly, alt-right radicalization may be on the rise due to increasing marginalization, a widening wealth gap, a lack of trust in institutions, and low job security. Those on the frontlines include hospital workers, community service providers, mental health care providers, and others — the very people who are working to end the social inequities afflicting alt-right radicals.

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.