On GivingTuesday in 2019, Canadians donated $5 million to charities using CanadaHelps. The $5 million was the result of donations from 23,000 people, an average gift of $217.39. Approximately 6,400 charities received gifts in 2019, an average of $781.25 per charity. CanadaHelps, Canada’s largest giving portal, is a particularly useful way of looking at donor interest … [Read more...] about As online donations increase, there’s a lot riding on this year’s GivingTuesday
(November 23, 2020) #NDOC, a National Day of Conversation, was formed in the aftermath of the #metoo movement and the disclosure by scores of women—and some men—directed against high-profile celebrities such as Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby and Kevin Spacey. In the wake of sometimes brutal celebrity exposés, Canada wrestled with its own disclosures of sexual misconduct in the … [Read more...] about #NDOC urges talk about sexual misconduct on November 26
(November 17, 2020) “Here’s the thing,” says Katherine Hay, CEO of Kids Help Phone in an interview with The Charity Report, “The data will tell us that the mental health of young people in Canada has been a crisis well before COVID. In 2019, 28% of our interactions were about suicide. The isolation is staggering. I don’t mean to be an alarmist. I am a realist. The numbers … [Read more...] about How are young people in Canada doing?
(November 8, 2020) When the outcome of the the US election was called by numerous news networks on Saturday, November 7, four days after Election Day on November 3, the world exhaled. With the vast majority of ballots cast by mail, and Republican legislators in battleground states like Pennsylvania preventing the counting of mail-in ballots until the polls closed on … [Read more...] about US Election: The world weighs in
(October 30, 2020) Several U.S. hospitals from northern New York state to California have become part of a growing number of ransomware attacks against charities and other social systems. The attackers have demanded a USD $1 million to unlock the system, which some hospitals have paid, reported the Washington Post. Patient care and noncritical surgeries … [Read more...] about Ransomware attacks against charities and social structures