4 young social impact leaders open up about how they manage mental wellness

Why It Matters

A sector-wide mental health crisis is looming. Young people are far more likely to report experiencing stress, burnout, anxiety and depression than previous generations. At the same time, youth are also more likely to pursue purpose-oriented careers — and the social impact sector can be high-stress, with an overworked and underpaid workforce.

The social impact sector has a mental health crisis looming — here’s what to do about it

Why It Matters

The social impact sector is arguably more needed than ever, as Canadians recover from the devastating social and economic impacts of the pandemic. But years of deprioritizing mental wellness combined with a massive global crisis has led to a burned out, stressed workforce — ultimately hurting the communities it serves, too.