We are back with the annual Board Leadership Calgary learning event for non-profits! This year the whole event will be FREE and virtual

New to 2020

2020 has brought some interesting challenges to the Board Leadership Calgary planning team, but we are committed to providing high quality learnings for your non-profit organizations. Like previous years, the intention is to provide basic level learnings for board of directors, staff, and those looking to be involved in non-profit organizations.

This year’s learning event will have a different format. We are spreading the learning to three different days of online webinars and three OPTIONAL “Follow Up Friday’s” for networking and an extended Question and Answer period, following the topic of the week.


Free. As a thank you for your continued support of Board Leadership Calgary.

Please note that you will need to register for individual webinars and Follow-Up Friday’s to attend.

Thank you to our sponsors for continued support of our event

  • Friends of the Federation of Calgary Communities
  • Servus Credit Union
  • Simple Cloud Works.

Webinar Recordings and Slides

Presentation Slides click HERE or view below:

Anti-Racism and Equity is for Everyone

View Presentation on YouTube https://youtu.be/ZW7J0QFvBGw or below:

Webinar Title

Anti-Racism and Equity is for Everyone

Topic Area : People/Human Work

Date of Webinar

Saturday, December 5 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (Note: Different time than other BLC webinars)

Webinar Presenters

JAQS GALLOS AQUINES, forEquity Consulting (bio coming soon!)

THULASY LETTNER (she/her) is the Equity Coordinator at CommunityWise Resource Centre. For the past four years, she has been leading an Anti-Racist Organizational Change (AROC) process to strengthen CommunityWise’s capacity to address organizational racism and create greater racial equity and inclusion in Calgary’s nonprofit sector. She identifies as a Sri Lankan Tamil Canadian, a child of immigrants, and a brown woman. She has a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta and has worked in the field of community development for over 10 years.

Webinar Description

We’re living in a moment of racial reckoning. Since the murder of George Floyd, the scale of Black Lives Matter protests, from grassroots organizations to registered charities, individuals and community organizers must consider what this cultural revolution is asking of us.  Many nonprofits are wondering how they can best respond to this moment and how they can hold themselves accountable to their Black, Indigenous, and racialized community members. But taking action is not easy, and many may be paralyzed into inaction. In this session, we will talk about why taking action to address racism is critical for nonprofits to do, and how to overcome the barriers and challenges they may encounter as they begin this work.

In this 2-hour session we will discuss:

  • Anti-racism and accountability to community can develop as emergent strategy
  • How prioritizing equity, accessibility and intersectionality serves all of us

*Important note: In this session, we will be talking about race, racism, racialization, and white supremacy directly and openly. This may be uncomfortable for some attendees, and that’s ok. The purpose of this session is to walk into our discomfort around racism and learn how we can better understand it together. The facilitators ask that all attendees adhere to their “Accountable Spaces Guidelines” (which will be introduced in the session). Sincere questions that seek to build understanding are welcome, but discrimination of any form will not be tolerated within the session.*

Follow Up Friday

Friday, December 11 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm


BLC Organizers

  • Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism & Status of Women, Community Development
  • CommunityWise Resource Centre
  • Federation of Calgary Communities
  • Rozsa Foundation
  • Sparrow Consulting
  • Other Non-Profit Community Leaders