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Taking Action Together

Collaborative Leadership in Practice (CLiP) was a two-year bilingual project to strengthen collaborative, equitable and inclusive leadership in the non-profit sector —specifically in the context of partnerships and networks.

Through this Project, co-leads Health Nexus and Ontario Public Health Associate (OPHA) collaborated with other external partners to share research, resources and learning opportunities in order to:

  • Increase knowledge and understanding of processes and policies that centre equity-seeking communities in leadership and decision-making.
  • Develop organizational skills to implement equitable leadership, based on promising practices from partnerships/networks across Ontario.
  • Facilitate a culture shift which recognizes the need to examine and redistribute power and resources to achieve more collective and equitable practices.

The project began in March 2015 and wrapped-up in March 2017.


Below is a list of CLiP project advisory members who contributed significant leadership to CLiP plans and activities. Some of these advisory members – Denise (LHION), Joëlle (Nourish), Tong (CAWI), Odette (Oasis) and Maureen (CAAT) – represent the five partnerships/networks with a commitment to decentering power and applying anti-oppression frameworks who also shared their stories, approaches/policies/procedures and current challenges towards the co-creation of new Ontario-based knowledge and tools.

In addition, regional gatherings were organized in collaboration with local hosts who together offered strong and diverse leadership to the regional event preparations and programs.

We deeply appreciate the energy, wisdom and commitment of all the individuals and organizations who contributed to the leadership of the CLiP project – both the original advisory members and other leaders who joined in later for the work of specific learning events and/or tool and resource production.

Advisory Member Organizational affiliation
Ada Benn Supporting Our Youth
Denise Bishop-Earle Lawrence Heights Inter-Organizational Network (LHION)
Joëlle Favreau YWCA Peterborough & Nourish
Khalidah Bello Middlesex London Health Unit
King Supporting Out Youth
Maureen Owino Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment (CAAT)
Rachel Gorman Critical Disability Studies, York University
Tong Zhao-Ansari City for All Women Initiative (CAWI)
Vincent Bolt TG Innerselves
Wariri Muhungi settlement and women’s sector non-profits
Yvonne Sinniah Central West LHIN
Odette Doumbé Oasis Centre des femmes

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