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LBG Canada February Newsletter 2021

AUDIT SEASON

For many of you, audit season is here! To date, 19% of our LBG Canada company audits are completed and 55% are in progress. We are well on our way to achieving audit deadlines! For those that have not started the audit process, we will be in touch shortly to answer any of your questions and to help ensure your 2021 reporting is as seamless as possible.

JOINING THE TEAM

We are excited to welcome Evelyn Chan, as our newest team member at SiMPACT! Evelyn has stepped in to assist with leading and growing the LBG CDA community. She will be working closely with our members to facilitate and enhance our member experience. Evelyn comes from a background working in international development and education in the non-profit sector and holds a graduate diploma in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability from the University of Toronto.

Fun Fact: Evelyn has lived in four countries outside of Canada – ask her about her experience living in rural Ireland!

Connect with Evelyn on LinkedIn and remember that you can always reach her by email.

YEARLY SURVEYS

Be on the lookout for the yearly LBG Canada surveys! This year, we have worked even harder to make the process as efficient as possible while still retrieving valuable insight from you, our members. We have moved our surveys over to the Salesforce Platform allowing members to access their surveys pre-populated with 2020 responses and can be easily changed to reflect your 2021 answers. More detailed instructions will come with the survey email but please do remember to keep an eye out in your junk mail as the surveys will be coming from a new email address.

 

On the Radar

  • Volunteers as Key Actors within Civil Society Dealing with the Impact of Covid-19: All around the world, civil society and volunteers took the lead in responding to the pandemic. Join Volunteer Canada in this upcoming webinar that will highlight the quick response of volunteers to address the devastating impact of COVID-19, particularly some of what might be considered the ‘invisible’ impact of the pandemic such as increased vulnerability of individuals.
  • Global Capital 2021: Big Ideas. Big Impact. Big Returns.  Join Global Capital on April 13th-15th 2021, as they look to break down the barriers to unlocking investment, scaling innovation and driving transactions and deals that will accelerate the transformation to a cleaner, more resilient economy.

 

Bright Ideas

WHAT IS SOCIAL VALUE?

What is the value of your community investment contribution beyond the numbers? How does your community investment impact the day-to-day experience of the communities you serve? How do you measure that value?

Social Value Canada believes that financial return is not the only way to measure value creation but that true social value thinking acknowledges the importance of financial capital, alongside human, natural, cultural and social capitals.

Interested to learn more? Visit Social Value Canada to understand how you can become a member and contribute your voice to the conversation.

CANADIANS DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT THEIR OWN BLACK HISTORY — THESE ORGANIZATIONS ARE CHANGING THAT

With Black Canadians often missing from history books and school curriculums, non-profits and other organizations are tasked with keeping their stories alive. Read this important piece from the Future of Good as they showcase organizations that that not only recall history, but ignite discussions about Black history that last well beyond February.

FIVE STEPS TO MAKE THE COVID-19 SOCIAL PROTECTION AND JOBS RESPONSES WORK BETTER FOR WOMEN

With the pandemic affecting women more disproportionately than men, we know that in order to recover from this crisis, decisive government action is imperative to safeguard the rights and needs of women and girls. With International Women’s Day coming up on March 8th, read on to see UN Women’s recommendations to making social protection and job responses work better for women.

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