When it comes to detailed research on race, ethnicity, disability, or sexual orientation in social impact, Canada is a data desert.
There simply isn’t a lot of disaggregated data — or data divided into subcategories, especially based on attributes like race, gender, or disability — to back up experiences of systemic racism among the staff of non-profits, charities, philanthropy, intermediaries, and impact investors, as well as the marginalized communities they serve. “We point to U.S. disaggregated data to make that argument in Canada,” says Narinder Dhami, managing partner at Marigold Capital and founding partner of New Power Labs.
Set to launch in September, New Power Labs will try to identify and address systemic financial inequities through workshops, a forthcoming curriculum, and acting as a matchmaker service of sorts for organizations
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