Reimagining Non-Profit Governance through a Social Justice Lens

This report responds to the question: how might we use a social justice lens to reimagine nonprofit governance in Alberta? It includes an overview of trends and historical injustices in nonprofit governance and opportunities for transforming inequitable governance approaches. This report serves as both a foundational document for the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (ECVO) in charting a course for supporting Alberta non-profits in reimagining their governance approaches as well as a beginning guide for any non-profits interested in making their internal governance practices more equitable.

This report was generated through a review of academic and grey literature as well as two group conversations with ECVO staff. Themes from the literature review and ECVO conversations, as well as quotes from the conversations, are woven together in the following pages.