StatsCan Releases Survey to Assess Diversity on Non-Profit Boards

Statistics Canada is launching its first, targeted attempt to measure diversity on governing boards in the charitable and non-profit sector.  It will release the voluntary, crowdsourced survey – designed collaboratively with sector representatives, academics, and StatsCan staff – on December 4. The survey will be available online until the end of the month. It asks…

StatCan lance une enquête pour évaluer la diversité des conseils d’administration des OBNL

Statistique Canada fait une première tentative ciblée pour mesurer la diversité des conseils d’administration du secteur sans but lucratif et de bienfaisance. Le 4 décembre, cet organisme lancera une enquête participative, sur une base volontaire (une enquête conçue en collaboration avec des représentants du secteur, des universitaires et le personnel de StatCan). L’enquête sera menée en…

Des leaders du secteur scrutent les structures de gouvernance « archaïques », en cette année marquée par la crise et par des appels à une plus grande inclusion

L’an dernier, Beisan Zubi a reçu au moins dix invitations à siéger au CA d’organismes à but non lucratif (OBNL). Elle les a toutes déclinées. Cette entrepreneure de Waterloo est déjà membre de trois CA, et elle craignait d’être invitée parce qu’elle est une femme de couleur, pas nécessairement à cause de sa qualification. « Je…

Beyond Solidarity Statements: Brave Workplaces as a Pre-Requisite for Addressing Systemic Discrimination

This seems to be a year of reckoning on systemic discrimination for Canadian society, including in non-profit and charitable workplaces. Over the summer, I watched as many organizations responded to mass protests in Canada against systemic anti-Black racism through solidarity statements, equity and inclusion trainings, and hiring racialized and equity and inclusion staff. I also…

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COVID-19’s Disproportionate Impact on Women Raises Tough Questions for a Philanthropic Community Wary of Applying a Gender Lens to its Investments

In the fall of 2018, during a plenary session she hosted at a philanthropy conference, Sharon Avery asked about 300 leaders of private Canadian foundations to raise their hands if their organizations considered gender equity in their granting or investing. Only three or four hands went up. It was one of several “aha” moments Avery…

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Policy Matters: Anjum Sultana

Later this year, Canadians will vote in the 43rd federal election. Many non-profit organizations, networks, and coalitions see elections as a critical opportunity to raise relevant public policy issues. Recently, the rules for charities engaging in public policy have become a prominent source of debate and discussion in government and the sector. As we countdown…

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Policy Matters: Amira Elghawaby

Later this year, Canadians will vote in the 43rd federal election. Many non-profit organizations, networks, and coalitions see elections as a critical opportunity to raise relevant public policy issues. Recently, the rules for charities engaging in public policy have become a prominent source of debate and discussion in government and the sector. As we countdown…

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Policy Matters: Tesfai Mengesha

Later this year, Canadians will vote in the 43rd federal election. Many non-profit organizations, networks, and coalitions see elections as a critical opportunity to raise relevant public policy issues. Recently, the rules for charities engaging in public policy have become a prominent source of debate and discussion in government and the sector. As we countdown…