Equity, diversity and inclusion in climate action in Canada: the role of philanthropy

Intersectionality and social justice movements are transforming the way climate change is addressed. For philanthropy to be part of this transformation, funders need to be involved in identifying the systemic barriers that individuals and communities face. In this way, they can work together to help overcome the obstacles to address the climate crisis.  

In their report, Dr. Christina E. Hoicka and her research team at the Canada Research Chair in Urban Design for Climate Change assess the level of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the Canadian ecosystem of climate organizations and makes recommendations on the role of philanthropy in recognizing and promoting EDI.   

We hope that this short summary, highlighting the study’s key findings and recommendations, will serve as a springboard for discussion on how to integrate EDI into philanthropic organizations’ climate action. A complete version of the report is available upon request, by contacting communications@mcconnellfoundation.ca

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