… A FEW IDEAS TO GET YOU THINKING
The CIP community is coming together to think about how we can improve collective practices surrounding Equity, Diversity and Inclusion during Phase 2 of the Collective Impact Project.
HOW CAN WE IMPROVE OUR PRACTICES?
The answer will be different for each individual, organization and neighbourhood involved in the CIP.
The important thing is to:
- Ask ourselves questions and raise our self awareness to then
- Take action and then
- Observe changes and take stock of lessons learned to
- Apply the lessons in order to improve and finally
- Share the journey and lessons learned, before starting all over again
In a continuous loop
Overall, the goal is to think and act more equitably and inclusively than before and to always strive to improve.
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EDI questions – 5 collective impact conditions
At the 2nd CIP Dialogue event held on May 26, 2021, EDI-related questions were put forward for each of the five collective impact conditions. Prioritizing some of these questions could be a good starting point for a collective reflection about EDI and the CIP.
The suggestions in the EDI section of the CIP Phase 2 Guide (p. 8) can help guide planning around EDI in a collective context. It is important to work on multiple aspects at once:
Each neighbourhood and each member of the CIP community determines how it will gradually incorporate EDI into its thinking, governance, processes and actions in a continuously evolving manner.
Articles that incorporate EDI into the collective impact context
- When Collective Impact Has an Impact, 2018, 63-79
- Bringing an Equity Lens to Collective Impact (collectiveimpactforum.org)
- The Equity Imperative in Collective Impact (ssir.org)
- Building Many Stories into Collective Impact (ssir.org)
- Bringing Soul to the Work of Collective Impact (ssir.org)