Recent News & IONS Ideas  

Put your Oxygen Mask on First: Discussing Health Benefits in a Caring Sector

“With the work we do and who feels called to respond to collective needs, the Community Impact Sector is one in need of constant healing. The sector employs a higher proportion of women, Black, Indigenous, racialized, queer, and disabled people than any other industry. We often enter this sector because we see inequity and a chance to make a difference, but our life experiences can also mean that many of us need or rely on preventative care. In a burnt out, highly gendered, racialized, and underpaid sector – access to holistic care becomes even more important. .” 

Off the Clock? Exploring our Relationship with Time and Work

“The practice of slowing down is widely recognized as necessary in the Community Impact sector, but far harder to implement. New opportunities arise and need to be actioned immediately for fear of missing out. We feel compelled to take on too much with not enough time or resources. We overload ourselves and strain the good-hearted people we work with, and we push through year after year. There’s a feeling that we must work this way, because those we serve don’t have the luxury of time.” 

People, Picket Lines & Power: Where is our Collective Voice?

“Over the past few years, the landscape of our province has shifted drastically, becoming an increasingly difficult place to survive, let alone live in. Employment uncertainty, increasing costs, racism and discrimination, and inadequate housing and healthcare access continue to be top concerns for sectors that are chronically undervalued and often led by women – as is the case for the Community Impact (Nonprofit) Sector.” 

IONS Ideas

IONS Ideas is the place where our team can creatively share our experience, leadership, knowledge, and voice on sector trends and timely topics. Written by IONS staff, our goal is to create engaging content that sparks ideas, inspires new ways of working together, provides tangible takeaways and best practices, and resonates with the sector.

Reflections on Our Decolonization Learning Journey

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Celebrating Impact
JEDDI
Reconciliation

Apples, Onions & Peaches: Learning Organizations for Impact

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Healthy Workplaces
Leadership

Burnout: A Pandemic Nested Within a Pandemic

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COVID-19
Mental Health & Wellbeing

Beyond Statements: Transformational Anti-racism Work is Relational

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Anti-Racism
JEDDI
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Systems Change & Innovation

It’s Time to Shift Our Thinking from “Non-profit” to “For-impact”

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Celebrating Impact
Leadership
Systems Change & Innovation

Sitting in Liminal Space

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