Please stay tuned for more registration details!

Dates: September 19, October 3, 17, 31 November 14, 28

Cost: $100 (Free registration for a limited number of BIPOC participants)

*Please note, all participants will receive a confirmation email from TicketTailor with a link to join the meetings on Zoom. All registrants will receive access to a recording of the workshops, following each session.

The BIPOC ENGO Inclusive Workplaces Lab will bring together ENGO leaders with some organizational influence so that they can ensure that their workplace structures and organizational culture are truly welcoming, affirming, and BIPOC-inclusive.

Our Vision2030 Associate Anna-Liza Badaloo will facilitate a 15-20 person cohort consisting of six, 2-hour sessions biweekly over three months.

This program complements the Cafe by giving ENGO leaders the time and space to identify and break down organization-wide barriers to creating a more BIPOC- inclusive workplace culture in a community of practice setting. Sessions will include a Fireside Chat with ENGO sector leaders, and participants will have the opportunity to workshop challenging JEDI workplace scenarios with their peers. Guest speakers will include Kat Cadungog (Executive Director, Foundation for Environmental Stewardship), Manvi Bhalla (President and Co-Founder, Shake Up the Establishment), and more.

Topics will include:

  • Fostering psychologically safe workplaces
  • Shifting organizational power dynamics
  • Exploring Canada’s conservation history and the ENGO colonial legacy
  • Leveraging allyship, mentorship, and sponsorship
  • Fostering an organizational culture of well-being
  • Moving from stand-alone JEDI initiatives to integrating a JEDI lens into all aspects of the organization

Presented by:

Anna-Liza Badaloo

Anna-Liza Badaloo (she/her) is a non-profit consultant, facilitator, and writer, working at the intersection of health, environment, and social justice. With 15 years of experience in non-profit strategy, programs, communications, professional development, and stakeholder engagement, she helps organizations address root causes to maximize impact.

Viewing JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) through the lens of empathy, her decolonized, intersectional approach has helped organizations build capacity by implementing JEDI-focused training, events, communities of practice, peer networks, and advocacy campaigns. By centering underserved communities including BIPOC, youth, and 2SLGBTQIA+, she helps organizations understand how colonial structures impact organizational health.