What does it mean to be a great ally in the non-profit sector? In a Canadian context, made up of so many communities, how can non-profit leaders ensure they are building a bridge to access and equity—and avoid being a block. Join non-profit leaders to share experiences and lessons about creating connections among and between diverse communities when it comes to strengthening workplace culture and improving connections with donors.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Deepen critical thought on allyship from speaker and audience member participation.
  • Develop a skill-set aimed at fostering social justice awareness, cultural competency, and ally development.
  • Identify and develop tools to address bias behaviors that adversely impact under-represented communities.

Nadia Bello, CTDP, MSOD

Manager, Experiential Learning Strategy (Faculty of Community Services)

Ryerson University

Nadia Bello is an experienced consultant, adult educator, and facilitator, most often working with public and non-profit organizations and boards. She had a twenty-year career in non-profit, and is also a former elected official for the Toronto District School Board. Nadia is a Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP), a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP), and holds a Master of Science in Organization Development (MSOD). In addition to a small consulting practice which focuses on workplace equity and diversity strategies, governance, and organization development, Nadia is the Manager, Experiential Learning Strategy for the Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University.

Philip Wong

Director of Development

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

Philip Wong has held leadership roles in the LGBTQ non-profit community in Canada and the US for 20 years. Prior to joining the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network as Director of Development, Philip was Director of Development at Inside Out, presenter of the Ottawa and Toronto LGBT Film Festivals, and Director of Communications at Pride Foundation in Seattle, Washington. Early in his career, he held executive leadership positions at the Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line and the Community One Foundation. His focus on capacity building in the philanthropic sector extends into his current volunteer leadership role as co-chair of the LGBT Giving Network’s Advisory Board. Philip holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University.