Anti-Racist Organizational Change: Resources & Tools for Nonprofits

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Many nonprofit organizations talk about the importance of diversity, inclusion, and equity, but many find it difficult to truly integrate these concepts into their work and how they operate. 

In March 2016, CommunityWise Resource Centre started a process of Anti-Racist Organizational Change (AROC). With AROC, they have been using anti-racism as an approach to strengthen their commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.  In this resource, CommunityWise Resource Centre shares the story of how the AROC process unfolded. 

The purpose of this resource booklet is to: 
● Tell the story of how an anti-racist organizational change project started
● Share some of the resources this nonprofit has found and developed along the way.
● Provide guidance on how other nonprofits can start their own process.

There are many ways to bring about organizational change, and this guide does not cover all of them. Addressing organizational racism and creating racial equity is ongoing work, and it never really ends. This toolkit includes some of the key lessons they learned from the first 18 months of this project and can serve as a starting point for nonprofits interesting in developing anti-racist organizations.