Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access

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.

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)  

Registration remains open. Registrants will be issued a PIN number from AFP shortly after registering. This PIN number will grant you access to Canadian Indigenous Culture Training - Truth and Reconciliation Edition, which you can complete at your own pace.

To read more about the course, click here.

*Number of participants eligible to receive free training per organization is limited to the number of members in good standing.

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.

2020 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 2020. The IDEA Champion Designation recognizes those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the Advancing Inclusion and Influence strategic goal.


Join Your Local Committee

Your local AFP MB chapter is looking for interested volunteers to join its IDEA & Ethics committee. Help to shape your organization and ensure it reflects the diverse communities we serve in Manitoba. Interested in learning more? Contact Pat Robertson -

Friends of Diversity Designation

AFP’s Strategic Plan is the blueprint for organizational growth and success in the future. For the strategic plan to be effective, it must be implemented through a partnership between the International Headquarters and the local chapters. As each chapter contributes its part to the overall Strategic Plan, AFP will meet its goals and continue to advance philanthropy and the fundraising profession around the world. One of the specific goals in the plan is AFP reflects a diverse and inclusive community, evolving and enhancing our global influence and mission impact.

Program Mission
The Friends of Diversity Designation recognizes those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the advancing influence and inclusion strategic goal. This designation encourages chapters to perform specific activities designed to increase diversity within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy in all cultures.

AFP International Headquarters will publish a list of ten chapter goals. Chapters that successfully accomplish six of those goals during the year – and submit a nomination form – will be honored with the Friends of Diversity Designation.