#BUILDBACKBETTER: DRIVING A FORWARD-LOOKING RECOVERY
Why It Matters: In this time of pandemic and rapid change, dialogue and stories help us understand what’s happening around us, and the new choices ahead of us. We’re announcing #BuildBackBetter digital conversations on our collective recovery, including international perspectives, grassroots expertise, and people with lived experiences to better understand how communities are evolving — and how social impact work should adapt.
COVID-19 WILL “ABSOLUTELY EXACERBATE HOMELESSNESS IN CANADA,” SAY ADVOCATES
Why It Matters: Approximately 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness each year, and there are even more who are underhoused. Housing advocates say these figures may increase, due to economic instability during the coronavirus pandemic. Our fifth story in partnership with United Way Centraide Canada examines how a movement to close the housing gap influenced the federal government’s first national housing strategy.
3 COMMUNITY INNOVATORS UPPING CANADA’S CULTURE OF INNOVATION
Why It Matters: More than half of Canadians believe it’s important for people to engage in local problem-solving efforts. This story in our series in partnership with the Rideau Hall Foundation features the many local innovators supporting their communities during pandemic recovery, and what this means for Canada’s culture of innovation.