Tag Archives: Accessibility

Truth and Reconciliation and Philanthropy, AFP Inclusive Giving Fellow perspective

February 12, 2019

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada over a six year period heard testimony from over 6,000 Residential School Survivors from across Canada. In 2015, the Commission released their final reports and 94 calls to action. It is estimated that 150,000 Indigenous children attended the 80 residential schools in Canada. My mother as a young … Continue reading

How Youth Leadership is Impacting Philanthropy and D&I

September 6, 2016

Having worked with five non-profits and charities thus far in my early career, I have started to notice that there is a specific type of voice adding tremendous value to the philanthropic dialogue – the unique voice of youth engagement. The truth is, fundraisers in functional roles within charitable organizations cannot do what they do … Continue reading

Flush with Change

August 9, 2016

Ideally, organizations and everyday people should be proactive about what they can do internally to ensure an inclusive workplace environment for trans and gender nonconforming people. The movement may be new to some and while others are more familiar – we all simultaneously need to be considering how we can support and advocate for transgender … Continue reading

Self-Care > Burn Out = Happiness

August 9, 2016

We all have some great inspirational, hardworking and passionate individuals in our lives and we wonder, “How do they do it all?” ‘All’ being putting in countless hours of work, volunteering, mentoring, being leaders in our community and being an active part in their personal groups as well. In the social profit sector, and in … Continue reading

I’m Not Going To Spend My Life Being A Colour

June 24, 2016

When Michael Jackson’s Black or White came out when I was in elementary school, I found my theme song. I loved the rhythm, the beat and lyrics of the song. And to be honest I loved Michael Jackson so any song of his I heard, I loved. It wasn’t until I got older that I … Continue reading

The AODA – An Effort in Making Workspaces More Accessible

November 11, 2015

Today, over 6.2 million Canadians live with a disability and 71 per cent of those are persons with a chronic or ‘invisible’ disability. In Ontario, one in seven people has a disability and that number is anticipated to rise with the aging population across the province. At the same time more than 40 per cent … Continue reading