NPQ North: Journalism & Social Finance in Canada’s Budget Cause Controversy

Huge announcement! Nonprofit Quarterly has taken the next step with me to put a bit of a brand on my contributions about Canadian nonprofit news! Here’s the announcement from the top of my latest article – but please read and use the share buttons on the article to help demonstrate that Canadians want their own dedicated source of NPQ news about our charitable sector!

Keenan Wellar is NPQ’s new point correspondent for Canada’s civil sector. He’ll be penning a periodic column called NPQ North to focus on trends and events above the border. Today, Keenan takes on the debates that have emerged around a new structure proposed for journalism organizations—one neither nonprofit nor for-profit.

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Turning Feminist Progress into Lasting Change: Trudeau’s Score in 8 Policy Areas

My latest NPQ newswire looks at federal progress in Canada on issues of women’s rights and gender equality and expressions of concern in numerous policy areas, including gender-based violence and future directions for investments and approach to child care.

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The Structured Inclusiveness of #RedforEd: A Union Strategy with Staying Power

For my last Nonprofit Quarterly newswire of February, I take a look at how the #REDforED movement has become more inclusive and more focused on social justice issue, part of the explanation of why it is expanding and attracting many new partners for issues of racial injustice, economic equality, and more. There is much more going on here than a “teacher strike” and it just keeps growing!
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Addressing a 2019 Problem: Middle Class, No Housing

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti described homelessness as the “the greatest moral and humanitarian crisis of our time.” Los Angeles may be at the epicenter of the homelessness wave—the area has experienced a 75 percent growth in homelessness over the past seven years and has the highest rate of unsheltered people in the country—but this is a nationwide problem, and a growing one.

Check out my latest NPQ contribution where we examine the use of a land trust model to deliver affordable housing through a public-private-nonprofit partnership!