Giving is not what it used to be. Demographics, figures, motivations, and means of giving all have changed drastically. How we respond to these shifts and how we engage the next generation of donors matters for the future of our communities and causes.
Cross-organizational and cross-sector mobility is slowly becoming mainstream in the social purpose economy. In a sector that already struggles to attract and retain the best and brightest talent, portability of worker rights, benefits, credentials, and intellectual property is of huge consequence.
Canadian Indigenous people are systemically excluded from the economy, often lacking resources needed to generate opportunity and wealth. With reconciliation on the forefront of everyone’s minds, now is the perfect time to reimagine inclusion in the Canadian economy.
Clean air, energy democracy, and renewable sources are all vital to sustainable development and reconciliation. The key to change is understanding local context, while putting power—literally and figuratively—in local hands. It’s a system change that allows for environmental, social, and economic good.
Labs for designing, developing, trying, and re-trying new interventions are growing across Canada. Only five years ago, there were three. Now there are more than 60. Their proliferation means that they are gaining the social licence, and that their approaches are gaining traction.
Social impact practitioners have long known that collaboration and peer learning are vital for their work. Persistent challenges have been accessible technology, intentional community curation, and a compelling invitation. A new platform in Quebec looks to blend these three ingredients, transforming how practitioners work.