October 11, 2023


1:00 pm ET

 — 2:00 pm ET



Allyship is to support, collaborate and unite for meaningful purposes of equity and inclusion. In this session, led by expert Ruth Mojeed-Ramirez, we will challenge power structures, privilege, and agency that inhibit inclusive practices within power-holding institutions like community foundations. We will explore the notions of white supremacy, fragility, and tokenism in engaging talents and the distribution of wealth and resources within communities across Canada. 

This discussion will support community foundations in recognizing the different forms of inequities experienced by different equity-denied groups, and to seek to partner with them on pathways forward without leading them. We will also explore how community foundations should be “appropriate” and respectful towards allies who work in collaboration with community leaders and stakeholders in building toward equity in community giving and engagement. 

You will leave this session with an understanding of:

  • How power can be leveraged to dismantle faults in our systems,
  • Racial equity, diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality, and how these factors can create negative experiences for others,
  • How to lead from a place of service and understanding, not privilege and oppression,
  • How to listen attentively and actively to different experiences of inequities, and
  • Recognizing that there are differences in the forms of inequities different groups experience, including various kinds of discrimination or oppression.

This session is available to any member of the public, and to all community foundation members.