10 Black leaders in social impact you should know

From anti-racism work to food security to changing the face of the tech industry, these Black leaders are moving social impact work forward

Why It Matters

Black leaders are underrepresented in most, if not all, parts of the social impact world — from tech for good to corporate social responsibility to philanthropy. For instance, a recent study by the Foundation for Black Communities found that Black-led non-profits receive a minuscule amount of philanthropic funding in Canada. But there are Black leaders transforming the world of impact, regardless, and their stories are important.

This year’s Black History Month comes on the heels of the global racial reckoning Black Lives Matter ignited in 2020 — and the Canadian social impact world was not exempt. Black, Indigenous and people of colour have been vocal about racist work environments across the world of social impact, how diversity and inclusion strategies need to change, and generally what it means to build a truly anti-racist impact sector — from tech to corporate social impact to philanthropy and beyond.

Black leaders across Canada are pushing social impact work forward. Future of Good is featuring 10 of these leaders. 


Daniella Johnson | Senior manager, social impact, LIFT Partners

Daniella Johnson is a leader in the social impact division of LIFT Partners, a venture philanthropy organization that supports social purpose organizations’ growth. A champion of the

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