Two Canadian philanthropic organizations transfer $3.85 million to Foundation for Black Communities’ endowment — here’s why that matters

Why It Matters

Recent research by the Foundation for Black Communities suggests foundations grant pennies on the dollar to Black-led organizations. A foundation run by and for Black communities across Canada could improve outcomes for Black people.

International Women's Day marks an unprecedented crisis in gender equality – investing in social impact work can help

Why It Matters

As women have disproportionately cared for COVID’s sick, watched over our kids as schools closed, showed up as essential workers, and kept our economies and countries moving, the social and economic gains on gender equality we have worked for decades to achieve are vanishing before our eyes.

Petro-Canada launches new foundation to support family caregiver organizations

Why It Matters

One in four Canadians say they have been an unpaid caregiver for a friend or family member living with aging-related issues, disability, or a medical condition. The COVID-19 pandemic is putting an even heavier burden on caregivers.

Candid conversation: Here’s what Stephen Huddart has learned about power and privilege in philanthropy

Why It Matters

Stephen Huddart has worked as president and CEO of the McConnell Foundation for almost a decade — and has even more decades of experience in the social impact sector, giving him a unique vantage point on what’s evolved and changed through the years, what still needs to change, and what the sector needs to do to seize the current opportunity to build back better.

Full video: Stephen Huddart on how the social impact sector can rise to the challenge of COVID-19

Why It Matters

Stephen Huddart has worked as president and CEO of the McConnell Foundation for almost a decade — and has even more decades of experience in the social impact sector, giving him a unique vantage point on what’s evolved and changed through the years, what still needs to change, and what the sector needs to do to seize the current opportunity to build back better.