Tag Archives: Anti-Racism


“Did he just say that?” – surviving racist comments in the workplace

November 29, 2018

The sad truth is that when someone in the workplace throws a racist comment at you, all the brochures and flyers and seminars on racial harassment fall to the side. All those words of encouragement and hope, the very self that you’ve built to handle the barrage of abuse that waits for you on the … Continue reading

Highlights from my Interview with Tanya De Mello, Equity and Diversity Officer, University of Toronto Scarborough

August 25, 2016

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Tanya (Toni) De Mello, Equity and Diversity Officer, University of Toronto Scarborough on her role at the university and her insights on how an organization could become more inclusive. Tanya De Mello works closely with the Tri-campus Equity Officers to promote inclusion and accessibility within the learning, … Continue reading

Where Are You From?

August 8, 2016

Mam Joof: Stewardship Coordinator at Community Food Centres Canada, Fellow in the Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy Program. Lucia Ly: Fund Development Officer at Sandgate Women’s Shelter of York Region Inc., Fellow in the Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy Program. When meeting or getting to know someone, the question “Where are you from?” (or some … Continue reading

Can Philanthropy Learn From Social Movements Like #BlackLivesMatter & Efforts To Stop Anti LGBTQ Laws Like Bill 1523?

April 25, 2016

Imagine if institutional philanthropy could be strengthened by the kind of mutual trust that social movements are getting by matching fundraising strategies with movement building principles. Nonprofits and foundations should consider different ways to build connections with increasingly diverse people who also focus on news and movements which are not always mainstream. Strong citizen organizations … Continue reading

Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement – Part I

April 7, 2016

Philanthropy:  practical benevolence, esp. charity on a large scale – Oxford English Dictionary the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of money to good causes – oxforddictionaries.com goodwill to fellow members of the human race; especially: active effort to promote human welfare – merriam-webster.com an act or gift … Continue reading

Ontario’s Anti-Racism Directorate: Love, Fear and Loathing

February 19, 2016

Is it possible to feel love, fear and loathing after hearing a single message? On February 16th, 2016, the tension between these seemingly incompatible yet co-existent emotions was suddenly real to me. I was glued to Premier Kathleen Wynne’s televised announcement about the creation of an anti-racism directorate in Ontario. It wasn’t lost on me … Continue reading