March 16, 2021


1:00 pm ET

 — 2:30 pm ET



This session is designed specifically for members of Community Foundations of Canada.

What is institutional change? What are the key benefits of an accumulation of many small changes, versus an occasional larger change? Institutional change is about the personal, professional and institutional journey—not destination—with each journey being unique and requiring different changes and actions. Institutional change begins with the necessary audit and reflection on policies and practice within institutions to produce outcomes that may otherwise lead to inequalities and inequities within systems. 

Join us for this webinar and together we will explore: 

  • How to lead in cultural change
  • What institutional change is and why is it important 
  • How we move our organization forward on the learning journey of cultural and behavioural shifts towards long-term change
  • Unconscious and conscious beliefs and how they influence decision-making

At this session, we will reflect on existing culture and power dynamics and share tools for re-imagining leadership, cultural and structural change and building inclusive organizations. We will explore the complexity of intersectional approaches to change in policy, process and practice to advance equity in communities and organizations. We will discuss unconscious dimensions to existing power structures and agencies that perpetuate cycles of inequalities for particular equity-seeking groups, including women of colour. share tools and resources related to leading an organization, shifting power, and providing leadership to an inclusive organization. 

Presenters:  Ruth Mojeed Ramirez, Chief Equity Officer, The Inclusion Project  
Jennifer DeBues, Director, Operations & Granting, Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough
Sara Lyons, Lead, Sector Engagement, Equality Fund