Non-profit governance discussions have undergone a transformation over the past decade, shifting from a focus on boards to a focus on governance as a complex system of people, structures, and processes embedded in a particular organizational culture and broader social ecosystem.
Similarly, discussions about equity, inclusion, and social justice have transformed. These discussions have shifted from a focus on diversity to a focus on equity and inclusion at systemic and institutional levels.
This report responds to the question: how might we use a social justice lens to reimagine non-profit governance in Alberta?
Based on conversations within ECVO and a review of academic and grey literature, the report explores topics such as:
This report serves as both a foundational document for the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations in charting a course for supporting Alberta non-profits in reimagining their governance approaches as well as a beginning guide for any non-profits interested in making their internal governance practices more equitable.
Have questions about the Reimagining Governance report? ECVO members are invited to a one-hour special edition of Answering Your Questions on January 18, where you can give Executive Director Gemma Dunn and Director of Learning & Development David Feldman your questions or comments about the report!