Shifting Power Dynamics: Equity, diversity, and inclusion in the nonprofit sector

Jul 06, 2023
  • Description

The first study of its kind, Shifting Power Dynamics: Equity, diversity and inclusion in the nonprofit sector, explores what Canadian charities and nonprofits are doing to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) within their organizations. The study provides key insights into our sector's commitment to EDI through an exploration of the following topics:

  • how organizations are integrating EDI into their work
  • the role of equity working groups in advancing EDI
  • the factors that enable and hinder organizations as they seek to apply EDI principles
  • the role of governance and operational leadership in advancing EDI 

In addition to research highlights, this post includes recommendations for organizations to improve their EDI practices. We firmly believe that all organizations, regardless of their mission, have a responsibility to advance equity and address systemic discrimination and racism. Funders have a unique role to play so we include specific recommendations for them.