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Taking Action Together

Collaborative Leadership in Practice (CLiP) is 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) are collaborating with other external partners to share research, resources and learning opportunities that:

  • 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 will wrap-up in March 2017.

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Below is a list of CLiP project advisory members who have contributed significant leadership to CLiP plans and activities. Some of these advisory members – Denise (LHION), Joelle (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 are sharing their stories, approaches/policies/procedures and current challenges towards the co-creation of new Ontario-based knowledge and tools.

In addition, regional gatherings are being organized in collaboration with local hosts who each offer strong and diverse leadership to regional event preparations.

We deeply appreciate the energy, wisdom and commitment of all these individuals and organizations.

Advisory Member Organizational affiliation
Adam 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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