Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (IDEA)

IDEA Book Club

It’s time for the next Book Club sponsored by the IDEA* Committees of AFP Manitoba and AFP Edmonton & Area on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm CT (11:30am – 12:30pm MST).

This time we will examine Jennifer L Eberhardt’s book Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do. It will give us a chance to become conscious of our own implicit biases in order to be more thoughtful about how we do our work as fundraising professionals and how we engage in daily interactions as human beings.

And if you don’t like reading or don’t have time, check out this series of videos with the author on YouTube:

Join us on March 28. Email Lisa Dayanandan ( or Lori Stewart ( if you have questions.

Event Registration

The session is free, but you must register to receive the Zoom link.

Imagine Canada Release
Imagine Canada released some of their recent research called "Diversity is Our Strength: Improving Working Conditions in Canadian Nonprofits".

Free Indigenous Culture and History Training

"…racialized Canadians face discrimination as a lived reality every single day. There is systemic discrimination in Canada..."
— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

We are pleased to offer all AFP Manitoba chapter members in good standing the opportunity to register for a 2-hour online course on Indigenous Culture and History at no cost.*
Click here to register

“I really didn’t know what I didn’t know.  The Indigenous Cultural Training offered through AFP Manitoba in partnership with the Indigenous Leadership Development Institute, Inc. is an eye-opening must for all Manitobans (and Canadians).  This is a new, direct approach to learning about truth and reconciliation and is worth every minute of your time as well as those you care about and influence.  I have a much better understanding. I am empathetic. I am growing and I am humbled.” – Nicole Hrehirchuk (President, AFP Manitoba Chapter)  

To read more about the course, click here.

IDEA Impact Program
To stay relevant to donors and fundraisers alike, AFP is taking a comprehensive look at barriers to professional equity. Leading the charge with the IDEA Impact program, AFP is creating resources to help tackle the issues it identifies, nurturing a diverse, inclusive and equitable fundraising profession.

The AFP IDEA Impact program will use a phased, multiyear approach to create initiatives focused on diverse communities. To remain up to date on the latest IDEA work, visit the IDEA website.

Women's Impact Initiative

The Women’s Impact Initiative (WII) is an 18-month initiative to assess, address and highlight the specific issues and challenges that women in the fundraising profession face. To access research materials, share our organization's story or find out ways you can get involved, visit the WII website.

2022 IDEA Champion

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of AFP MB members, our chapter is once again a certified IDEA Champion (formerly Friends of Diversity) for 2021. The IDEA Champion Designation recognizes those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the Advancing Inclusion and Influence strategic goal.

Interested in helping ensure IDEA sessions remain accessible?

Please contact Sponsorship & Stewardship Chair Evelyn Orlovitz at to discuss corporate partnership. Or click here for more info.