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Quiet Quitting or Loudly Advocating? A Gen Z’s Guide to Knowing Your Worth

“There is no denying that the sector is under-funded and under-resourced. However, there are other ways to increase your total compensation, which goes beyond just salary. There are cost effective ways organizations can help increase quality of life and support work-life balance. Things like flexible work schedules, additional leave, work from home, and 4-day work weeks are some examples – which all come with a ton of research to back up the link between improved productivity and quality of life!”

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. .” 

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.” 

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