How Canada's charitable sector can move beyond the WE scandal

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Pub Date: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 07:56
Chi Nguyen
Marc and Craig Kielburger at a WE Day event in the UK in 2014 (Image: Paul Williams/Flickr)

Canada has seen the spectacular and quick implosion of one of the charity sector's biggest brands. The Kielburgers are leaving a gaping hole by pulling out of Canada.

These are ways in which they could make amends. After an incredibly intense level of scrutiny over the past several weeks, the founders of the WE empire have decided to close up shop and pull WE Charity out of their Canadian operations. But what does it truly mean for these founders to exit from Canada's charitable sector?

Much has been shared about the WE group's complicated and unusual organizational and governance structure. And while the board of directors did not have full view of the operations, the questions over WE's unique governance has caused much damage to the reputation of those of us in the charitable and non-profit space.