For the last couple of years, Advancement has been providing a year-end report to the Deputy Provost (Academic Operations and Inclusion) Dr. Teri Shearer, highlighting our work in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives (EDII) on campus related to the recommendations from the Principal’s Implementation Committee on Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion (PICRDI) and the Yakwanastahentéha Aankenjigemi Extending the Rafters: Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force Final Report.
The reports are not necessarily user-friendly as they get rolled up into a board report, but here is the Advancement 2020-21 EDII report.

New study shows urgent need for inclusion, diversity, equity & access in the workplace

A new Association of Fundraising Professionals survey, led by AFP, involving eight other fundraising-related organizations, and sponsored by DonorPerfect, shows the fundraising profession is suffering from significant instances of bias and discrimination and will benefit from stronger leadership, more intentional support of staff and deliberate attention to creating policies and practices related to inclusion, diversity, equity and access.

COVID-19: State of the Ontario nonprofit sector one year later

In May 2021, Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) conducted a sector-wide survey with l’Assemblée de la Francophonie de l’Ontario (l’AFO) to gather critical data needed to help the sector build back from COVID-19. Nearly 3,000 nonprofits all around the province responded to the survey.  

This survey was open to all nonprofits in Ontario, including charities, nonprofit cooperatives and grassroots groups, with a mission to serve a public benefit.

The data reveals much about nonprofits’ commitment to continue serving communities, the fragmented and inadequate government measures to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, and the work ahead as Ontario transitions into a recovery.

Book club discussion feedback

Survey results are in from the Other Side of the Game book talk on June 23. Of the 16 people who attended, eleven offered feedback. All of the respondents felt the session met their expectations - several comments indicated it exceeded expectations! 
Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Senior Advisor, Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Initiatives in the Faculty of Health Sciences, was an excellent facilitator with incredible knowledge and insight.  The group was small and intimate, and while we would loved to have more colleagues join, the conversation was rich and relevant. 
If you are interested in reading our next book, Colonized Classrooms, please contact Kate Bearse and she will order you a copy of the book. 

Employee spotlight

The Employee Spotlight celebrates the arrival of our new staff and current staff by profiling responses they share through a fun and informal survey that will help us get to know them better. Be sure to review these profiles and use these fun facts and tidbits to find commonalities, embrace differences and spark a conversation. We have welcomed two new members to Advancement:

Sohee Yoo in the position of Senior Development Officer, Leadership Giving. Learn more about Sohee and how many languages she speaks.

Grace Morton in the position of Digital Designer, Marketing and Publications. Learn more about Grace and what she is most looking forward to in her role.

This week we are also featuring the always wonderful Amy Offord. Learn more about Amy and what she can't live without.

Jobs with Advancement

We need your recruitment help. Know great talent that would be a good addition to our team? If so, please promote the vacancies below with your networks and let’s find some amazing new team members.

Applications (including a cover letter and résumé) must be submitted through CareerQ. For additional information on this posting, please reach out to either Carla Ferreira Rodrigues or the hiring manager for the position you are interested in.

Apply to available positions

Available Position:

J0221-0855 Associate Director, Regional Strategy Alumni Relations & Annual Giving July 27, 2021 10
J0621-1494 Senior Web Programmer Analyst Advancement Services  July 19, 2021 8

Fun Fact:

Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre

In 1994, Queen's was awarded a grant by the Ontario government under the Aboriginal Education and Training Strategy. This grant went toward the creation of the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre, which opened in 1996.

Four Directions seeks to enhance the development of the Queen's Indigenous community and to provide a space for non-Indigenous students to discover and discuss Indigenous traditions.

Individual Indigenous students are given opportunities at this centre for support in their academic, spiritual, physical, and emotional needs.

The centre also has an extensive Indigenous Resource Library.

Learn more about Four Directions.

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