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