When we all return to the office, will social impact organizations keep supporting parents and caregivers?

Why It Matters

Caregivers need concrete, clear policies that allow them to take time off work when needed. The social impact world is seen as very accommodating, but doesn’t always have formal HR policies or procedures to back up its good intentions.

The Canadian government wants to improve the Investment Readiness Program. Here’s what 11 sector leaders say needs to happen.

Why It Matters

Social purpose organizations need help preparing for investment, but some sector leaders say the IRP is not quite as flexible, equitable, or fair as it should be — which makes readiness difficult.

What’s the future for early-stage impact investing in Canada? We asked 5 emerging investors

Why It Matters

Impact startups and small businesses want to build a more equitable post-pandemic recovery in Canada, but they need support to thrive and innovate. There is now a fast-growing movement of early-stage impact investors supporting solutions to systemic issues.

This unique approach to unlocking immigrants’ full workforce participation will be critical to Canada’s post-COVID recovery — here’s why

Why It Matters

As part of Canada’s plan to rebuild the economy post-COVID, the federal government aims to welcome a record number of immigrants into the country in 2021 — but to fully unlock the country’s economic recovery, Canada needs to go beyond immigration numbers and tackle other internal employment gaps that newcomers in the country face.

Social impact organizations sent their staff home a year ago. Here’s what they’ve learned about remote work so far.

Why It Matters

Roughly two-thirds of Canadian charities alone implemented some form of remote work policy in 2020. Effectively running an organization remotely is complicated, and analysis by workplace experts suggests the practice could become more popular in years to come.