Nearly four weeks after George Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer, over a dozen social impact leaders signed a public solidarity statement against racism that admitted Canada’s social innovation and social finance sectors had a lot of work to do.
“We must examine and concretely change our own leadership, our teams, internal policies and practices, discovering where we reinforce the old systems we’re aiming to uproot,” the statement says.
Among several promises are the development of anti-racism and anti-oppression training for all Investment Readiness Program (IRP) partners, the creation of a working group on inclusion for the social finance and social enterprise sectors, and work on a “self-determined” fund to get under
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