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Equity, diversity and inclusion in climate action in Canada: the role of philanthropy

Intersectionality and social justice movements are transforming the way climate change is addressed. For philanthropy to be part of this transformation, funders need to be involved in identifying the systemic barriers that individuals and communities face. In this way, they can work together to help overcome the obstacles to address the climate crisis.   In their […]

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Electrifying! Innovative community investments for Earth Day 

McConnell funding partner, Tapestry Community Capital (Tapestry) supports organizations to bring their socially and environmentally impactful projects to life through community investment.

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Fair Finance Fund: Growing local innovations for a sustainable food system

The Solution Finance Accelerator, whose first cohort ran from 2020-2021, contributes to a vision of a vibrant social finance marketplace with efficient and effective investment capital flowing to social and environmental development at scale. The SFA aims to expand the Canadian social finance marketplace by supporting a group of impact investing intermediaries to develop and […]

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Reclaiming the power of food — Interview with Jane Rabinowicz of SeedChange

SeedChange works to improve farmers’ livelihoods, increase biodiversity, and promote seed and food sovereignty — critical components in the health of people and of the ecosystems that sustain us. This interview with Jane Rabinowicz, Executive Director, has been edited for length and readability. SeedChange, as reflected by its name-change from USC (Unitarian Service Committee) Canada […]

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