The word ‘reconciliation’ appears with increasing urgency as we approach our first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. With it comes a heaviness that occupies spaces of dissatisfaction, cynicism, or outright anger that equates to ‘failure,’ especially regarding Indian Residential Schools in Canada.
On September 20th, the next government will receive a mandate from voters, and our sector in particular is well-positioned to promote the interests of communities to both the public and to those who will soon be tasked with approving and implementing public policy for the critical few years to come.
More than a year since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the effects of the crisis are still being deeply felt by many charities across the country. Our latest Sector Monitor survey shows how the pandemic continues to challenge the sector and suggests that recovery will be challenging for many organizations.
This new report delves into one of the community investment trends that emerged during the pandemic: innovative partnerships. This research follows the Wake Up Call study, released in the Fall of 2020, and continues to answer the question of: how can corporate philanthropy do better, and do more?
According to a 2019 U.S. study, the monthly spam rate for nonprofit emails was 20.18%. When you translate that into donation opportunities, the study found that nonprofits lost out on as much as $92 million because of spam filters and low deliverability rates.
With the implementation of the Gradual Civilization and Gradual Enfranchisement sections of the Indian Act in 1876, Indigenous peoples across Canada have continually faced racism, discrimination, exploitation, and domination. The Act, designed for the purpose of assimilating Indigenous communities into the dominant system and eradicating any traditional ways of life, is a continual source of trauma, impoverishment, and a detriment to the social fabric of Indigenous communities, Nations, and families.
September 19, 2022
Rachelle Dallaire (Guest Author)
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