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These stories highlight what organizations and individuals are doing to reduce poverty and strengthen their communities, as well as how and why they do the work that they do.

Published on 25/09/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has put our democracy at a crossroads. The path we choose now will shape our future. Are we going to further strengthen our democracy and affirm our commitments to human rights, equity and justice? Or do we double-down on the pre-pandemic status quo?

The COVID-19 pandemic has put our democracy at a crossroads. The path we choose now will shape our future. Are we going to further strengthen our democracy and affirm our commitments to human rights, equity and justice? Or do we double-down on the pre-pandemic status quo? When we put “democracy” and “human rights” in the […]

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Published on 25/08/2020

Interview with Sukanya Pillay, an international and Canadian constitutional lawyer, about her new podcast, JUST PLANET: Laws, Life and Global Crises.

The COVID-19 pandemic is only one crisis of many that we’re experiencing. But it compounds many other crises such as anti-Black racism and anti-Indigenous racism, climate change, and extreme inequality. What can be done to address these crises and is there a way out? That is the starting point for Sukanya Pillay’s just launched podcast, […]

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Published on 11/05/2020

[Five Good Ideas: Home Office Series] Marco Campana shares his five good ideas for nonprofit organizations to connect deeply with their clients and communities and to start thinking about what their work might look like in the post-pandemic new normal.

To help us navigate a new way of working during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re reaching out to experts in our network and asking them to share their five good ideas on issues that matter to non-profit professionals. We will share their responses in our new “Five Good Ideas: Home Office Series.” In this post, Marco […]

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Published on 06/05/2020

[Five Good Ideas: Home Office Series] Christine Yip shares her five good ideas about how you can maintain morale while managing a remote team.

To help us navigate a new way of working during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re reaching out to experts in our network and asking them to share their five good ideas on issues that matter to non-profit professionals. We will share their responses in our new “Five Good Ideas: Home Office Series.” In this post, Christine […]

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Published on 03/04/2020

[Five Good Ideas: Home Office Series] Andrew Musselman shares his five good ideas about becoming more effective at speaking in front of a webcam for online conversations.

To help us navigate a new way of working during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re reaching out to experts in our network and asking them to share their five good ideas on issues that matter to non-profit professionals. We will share their responses in our new “Five Good Ideas: Home Office Series.” In this post, Andrew […]

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Published on 02/04/2020

[Five Good Ideas: Home Office Series] Thomas Appleyard starts our series by sharing his five good ideas on how to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To help us navigate a new way of working during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re reaching out to experts in our network and asking them to share their five good ideas on issues that matter to non-profit professionals. We will share their responses in our new “Five Good Ideas: Home Office Series.” We begin the series […]

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Published on 04/03/2020

We spoke to Stephen Gaetz (President & CEO, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness), Melanie Redman (President & CEO, A Way Home Canada), and Julia Lalande (Managing Director, Making the Shift) about this ambitious new undertaking.

You might be surprised to learn that 20 per cent of our homeless population comprises youth between the ages of 13 and 25. Despite these numbers, homelessness strategies and responses — like emergency shelters and soup kitchens — are designed for adults, and fail to respond to the distinct causes of youth homelessness or the […]

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Published on 24/02/2020

A new civil society initiative is working to ensure the meaningful implementation of the right to housing in Canada.

Canada’s historic right to housing legislation, which came into effect in June 2019, has the potential to provide meaningful access to justice for the right to housing and create long-term solutions to our homelessness crisis. But as with the drafting of the legislation, its implementation will require a sustained effort from civil society to engage […]

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Published on 27/01/2020

Miles Corak, professor of economics at the City University of New York, puts forth three findings about the intergenerational impacts of income inequality.

To what extent are your outcomes in life determined by your parents’ financial status? In a public lecture hosted by the Environics Institute for Survey Research and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Miles Corak, professor of economics at the City University of New York, presented three findings about inequality and its […]

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