Trust-based philanthropy won’t work if it’s “built on a rotten foundation”

Why It Matters

The number of cases of COVID-19 in Indigenous communities is rising, and the impacts — exacerbating already crisis-level rates of mental illness among Indigenous youth, for instance — have been devastating since the beginning. If the philanthropic sector wants to help, it needs to use this moment to completely transform how it operates.

How this Indigenous women’s organization is educating the RCMP on policing domestic violence

Why It Matters

In Canada, Indigenous women are three times more likely than non-Indigenous women to report domestic violence, and across the country, the issue has been exacerbated by COVID-19. In partnership with Community Foundations of Canada, we look at how the Liard Aboriginal Women’s Society addresses gender-based violence in the Yukon, using innovative practices and collaboration to heal and empower the Kaska Dena community.

12 Years After the TRC, Where Are We On Economic Reconciliation?

Why It Matters

Throughout Canada, we see Indigenous innovations solving community problems. Despite this, Indigenous communities experience the highest levels of poverty, and entrepreneurs continue to face lack of access to capital. What role will economic reconciliation play as we move towards post-pandemic recovery?

The Friendship Centre Movement, where women have always been at the forefront

Why It Matters

While social impact organizations across Canada work toward gender parity and equity, Indigenous Friendship Centres are 70 percent women-led, and have been helmed by women since they emerged in the 1950s. The first story in a partnered series with the National Association of Friendship Centres, we break down why and how Friendship Centres foster women’s leadership.