Nearly two and a half years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the ensuing racial reckoning and cry for justice, resulting from the murder of George Floyd and Black people killed through acts of anti-Black racism, has taken corporate social responsibility and philanthropy to an inflection point. From the Mind to the Heart is the first research in Canada to explore the influence of justice, access, inclusion, diversity, equity (JAIDE) within the corporate community investment profession, and the beliefs, culture, and practices that inhibit or enable equity within corporate nonprofit partnerships.
Findings are described in two reports and are drawn from a survey of Canada’s largest companies, interviews with diverse professionals, and discussions with young leaders.
The study conducted by AgentsC Inc. and Imagine Canada, describes the state of the corporate community engagement profession while highlighting unique insights and recommendations from Black, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQI, South-Asian, and South-Asian Muslim professionals on how companies can better advance philanthropy in service of JAIDE.
Read the full report here