Editorial fellowship: Inclusion and anti-racism
About This Series
Social purpose teams and organizations across Canada are reckoning with this fact, the implications for their work, and, in many cases, their own history and complicity with structural and systemic exclusion. Activists have been calling for this reckoning for decades, and organizations are only scratching the surface. From inclusive internal organizational culture to anti-racist program design and service delivery to centring racial justice in grantmaking and so much more, it’s a difficult yet essential learning journey organizations are on. They need in-depth reporting on what works, what doesn’t and what the trends are.
New AgentsC and Imagine Canada study reveals significant inclusion barriers for Black and Indigenous CSR professionals
Black and Indigenous-led non-profit groups are often the most underfunded by corporate groups, which mainly consist of white professionals making the funding decisions. This study shows that 25 per cent of Black CSR practitioners have funding decision-making, in comparison to the 96 per cent of white practitioners. Knowing what improvements can be made within the sector could be useful for those who need better support.
Ten Canadian projects fighting anti-Black racism you should know about
Despite knowing how to address the systemic gaps in their community the most, Black-led projects that counter anti-Black racism are often underfunded by Canadian philanthropy. It’s only now, during the COVID-19 pandemic and the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter Movement that people are beginning to be more invested in the work committed by these groups.
It Gets Better Canada launches youth grants to support 2SLGBTQ+ students
Sexually and gender diverse youth in Canada are reported to be more prone to bullying and experiencing suicidal thoughts. Since most youth spend time in primary and secondary schools across the country, studies recommend making schools more inclusive towards 2SLGBTQ+ students to reduce the harm they experience.
Explainer: What does a Special Representative on Combatting Islamophobia do?
There’s been an ongoing increase in violence and hate towards Muslims across Canada. The 2017 Quebec City mosque shooting, the murder of a mosque volunteer in Toronto in 2020 and the London, Ontario van attack in 2021 are just some of the hate crimes that have occurred in recent years. Moreover, Bills in Quebec, such as Bill 21, have caused backlash in the form of discriminating against Muslims.