4 Canadian Youth-Led Initiatives Worth Paying Attention To

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In many philanthropic and governmental initiatives, bringing youth to the table is often discussed — but never quite done enough. When it comes to these four Canadian initiatives, though, youth are not only building the tables themselves, but making a marked difference in the world while doing so.

3 Ways Men (& Boys) Can Help Build a More Gender-Equitable Future

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Slowly but surely, institutions, government leaders, and organizations are working to create a more gender-equitable future for the next generation. But when it comes down to an individual level, how can men and boys work to create a more gender-equitable future on a day-to-day basis?

Why We Need Co-ops in 2019

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Platform businesses are not necessarily the financial success that their market valuations suggest, even if they have a dedicated community who use them. Now, however, networks of like-minded people and organizations are emerging to accelerate a first wave of digital co-operative enterprises.

Building an Inclusive Open Government

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With an increase in access to technology, there’s a growing movement for democratizing access to data. Part of that shift has been a call for open government — making government data more accessible and involving citizens in decision-making. To explore the benefits of open government to the world of social impact, we sat down with five passionate public servants leading this work.

3 Ways the Canadian Justice System is Failing Women (& How We Address It)

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As cultural perspectives shift, so do a country's expectations of its governance and systems — so it's not entirely surprising that in July, Canada’s federal government announced nearly $2 million in funding to help advance gender equality in Canada’s justice system. But exactly where is that inequality showing up most, and how are national women’s organizations tackling these issues?

The 5 Competencies the Impact Sector Needs for the AI Revolution

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In order to create a future where artificial intelligence helps us create lasting social impact, the social sector needs to catch up. In this final article in James Stauch and Alina Turner’s series on AI and social impact, we explore the five competencies needed in order to successfully realize that future.