President Biden is promising major immigration changes, but COVID-19 is the immediate challenge for newcomer organizations

Why It Matters

President Biden is promising to convene a meeting of leaders from North and Central American countries, including Canada, to propose a regional resettlement solution for migrants. This could have major implications for the work of newcomer and refugee organizations in Canada.

What will President Biden’s bold climate goals mean for climate action in Canada?

Why It Matters

Climate action requires significant government support. The Trump administration never took climate change seriously, but President Biden’s platform will offer American climate NGOs a renewed partner — and give Canadian NGOs an example of what an ambitious climate change platform looks like.

Six big ways Biden’s policy choices will affect Canadian social impact work

Why It Matters

President-elect Joe Biden is promising to undo many of the worst abuses of the Trump administration. Yet these issues, from racism to immigration abuses to a lack of global development, are also present in Canada. The social impact sector cannot think of them as just American issues.

How has Trump’s presidency changed social justice in Canada?

Why It Matters

Social impact organizations must learn how Canadians are accepting or rejecting U.S. ideas in order to stay relevant. Any major advancements in climate justice, police brutality, misinformation, or gender equity will most likely be inspired by efforts (or setbacks) south of the border.

8 social impact leaders weigh in on the B.C. election results

Why It Matters

The economic and social impacts of the pandemic have hit already vulnerable communities across Canada, and B.C. is no exception. The province will need an inclusive recovery that prioritizes environmental regeneration and reconciliation with Indigenous groups. This could be doable under an NDP majority, experts say.