Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (IDEA)

IDEA Book Club

October 19, 2023, 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

The IDEA committees of AFP Manitoba and AFP Edmonton are sponsoring regular discussions of issues of importance for AFP members to be aware of .  This month, we will be discussing the documentary Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution currently streaming on Netflix.  Please take a look at the film on your own before October 19 so you can take part fully in the discussion.  If you don’t have Netflix, hopefully you can team up with a friend who does, to watch it.  Or, for those who cannot access the film, the University of Chicago has a great discussion of it on YouTube (

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (2020)

A documentary from Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground Productions.

Defiant, boisterous and at times shocking, it takes a look back at Camp Jened (located in the Catskills in the US), which welcomed people with disabilities in the 1950s, 60s and 70s when many mainstream summer camps did not and in an era when people with disabilities were sent away to institutions simply because of their disabilities. Accompanied by historical footage from the camp, the film documents the revolutionary spirit that surrounded the camp, and the complex experiences of many of the campers – many of whom went on to be leaders in the disability rights movement in the United States.

The group is free but you must register.

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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.