April 28 - Protecting Our Teams

AFP Nova Scotia Virtual Brown Bag Lunch Series - Session 4
Protecting Our Teams

Join your colleagues and peers as we present the fourth instalment of AFP Nova Scotia’s Virtual Brown Bag Lunch Series. Building on the feedback from our previous sessions, we continue to offer timely content to help you navigate the current fundraising landscape.

How do we protect our teams in the time of COVID-19 and beyond?

Knowing that bullying, inappropriate conduct, and harassment (of all kinds) exist in the charitable/nonprofit sector, what can and should leaders do?  How can organizations make positive changes to their policies, procedures, and culture that protects their staff members?  In this workshop, Michelle McCann and Liz LeClair of the QEII Foundation will discuss which best practices are being developed and implemented in our sector and where to start in your own organization.

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About Michelle McCann
Michelle McCann is a Nova Scotia lawyer and risk manager, and proud mother of two girls. She has been a practicing lawyer in Nova Scotia for more than 10 years, focused on human rights, occupational health and safety, employment and charity law. As Director of Risk Management and Legal Services at the QEII Foundation, Michelle manages the organization’s legal, compliance, policy, privacy and risk management portfolios. Michelle also runs a private law and consulting practice, focused on assisting not-for-profit boards enhance their governance and representing select clients in human rights claims. She volunteers her time as Chair of the Governance Committee for HomeBridge Youth, an organization that provides group homes for high risk youth under the care of the Nova Scotia government. A self-proclaimed policy nerd, Michelle was thrilled to be appointed this year to the Imagine Canada Standards Counsel, where she will debate and help write and interpret the over 70 governance, financial and fundraising standards that the 240 organizations accredited by Imagine Canada must meet each year.

About Liz LeClair
Liz LeClair is proud to call herself a fundraiser and a feminist. She brings more than 15 years of experience to her role as the Director of Major Gifts at the QE2 Foundation in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Born in Toronto, she has lived and worked on both coasts, working with a variety of non-profits, in a variety of sectors. Liz is a long-standing member of AFP, serving on boards on Vancouver Island and in Halifax. She sits on the board of CFRE International, volunteers on the AFP Canada Foundation’s National Scholarship Committee, and is the incoming Chair of the AFP Women’s Impact Initiative. In January 2019, Liz published an op-ed with CBC on rampant issue of sexual harassment in the non-profit sector, putting a face to the issue. Liz is committed to speaking up about the challenges facing women and marginalized individuals in the non-profit sector.

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