Beyond DEI Statement: How Can the Board Govern From a Racial Justice Lens

March 08, 2023
09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

It is critical to create a respectful and safe workspace among diverse, racial, and culturally mixed organizations. We saw a rise of the Position Statement in response to some of the painful events such as the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, the surge in anti-Asian racism resulting from the global pandemic as well as the death of Mr. George Floyd. The world has been forced to face the undeniable reality of the impact of colonization on our society, our communities, and our organizations.

The training focuses on capacity building for governance and senior organization leaders to develop racial justice practices as an integral part of the boardroom space. In this training we aim to raise awareness and inspire a thorough examination of our organizational structures and leadership styles to eliminate micro aggression and exclusion practices as well as to build an environment where everyone belongs and are included.

Topics Covered Include:

Workshop participants will gain knowledge in the following areas:

  • Recognizing the ways that systemic racism and other oppressions manifest in organizations and impacts employees, affiliates, and the communities we serve
  • Deepening our understanding of the impact of privilege and power we carry on non-profit governance board
    • Common pitfalls and misperceptions of DEI
  • Exploring ways to implement racial justice practices in the boardroom
    • Visioning an anti-racist equitable organization
  • Identifying ways that governance, senior leaders can embody an anti-racism approach in all levels of the organizations
    • Centring equity


Nina Condo is the owner of NC Consulting which specializes in training development for businesses, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations

She has been involved in community development in Winnipeg for 15+ years. During that time, she worked in non-profit leadership roles, the front lines, as well in advisory roles with local and national organizations. She is the Executive Director of the local family resource centre where she channels her passion for social justice and human dignity.

Nina holds a degree both in Social Work from the University of Manitoba and in Nursing. She has been involved in teaching at Red River College, University of Manitoba, and provides field practicum training for university of Manitoba students.

Prior to immigrating to Canada, Nina chose to specialize in mental health when Rwanda was just emerging from the ravages of war and genocide.

Her educational background in mental health and social work enables her to apply gender equity, trauma, and cultural safety lenses to her work. Nina has supported organizations in the creation of best practices, frameworks, and policy recommendations that support transformative change.






Nina Condo

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