Five ways social sector funding will (or should) transform coming out of COVID

What you missed at the Future of Good summit on transforming funding models

Why It Matters

Canada’s philanthropic sector holds at least $85 billion in assets, and that’s likely grown since COVID began. The stewarding of that money and the power imbalance it builds deserve scrutiny — and requires transformation, speakers agreed.

“The ways you have harmed me/ The ways you have harmed Black,/ Indigenous and other racialized communities/ Through your colonial and paternalistic violence/ Your positive intentions/ What you see as good and helpful/ Without actually listening, learning and consulting with our communities/ We are not your charity/ Check boxes for your diversity and equity/ Solidarity statements as you experience your racial awakenings/ We have been here – speaking,/ fighting and resisting/ But how long has it taken for you to stop and listen?” 

That’s how Future of Good’s first-ever summit on transforming funding models this week opened — with a poem by writer, speaker, facilitator and performer Jenna Tenn-Yuk.

And throughout the rest of the day, speakers spoke similarly honestly. Here are five key takeaways, in case you missed it.

 

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