This network accepts new members on an annual basis. The next intake closes on December 15 2023.
Please read the following before completing this form:
The purpose of Vantage Point’s EDI Peer Network is to learn,
review, discuss, and share approaches and practices that support building
organizations that are respectful, diverse, inclusive, and equitable. The focus
of this network is creating an environment for peer-to-peer learning, where
participants come together on a monthly basis to take learnings, discussions,
and resources back to their own organizations.
In this Peer Network, participants and facilitators hold the
expectation that we are demonstrating a commitment to values related to equity,
diversity, and inclusion. We want to set you up for success and we invite you
to consider the following statements and how they may or may not align with
This network meets the first Thursday each month from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
Who is this network for:
The EDI Peer Network exists to support and connect those
involved in designing, implementing, and sustaining EDI practices across the
not-for-profit sector in BC. This network is for folks who have a strong,
practiced foundation of their own anti-oppression, intersectional, decolonizing
values. This network values both education and lived experience and acknowledges
the work that is done to unlearn how systemic inequality affects us and those
The network aims to:
- Provide space for connection, shared learning, and development, for
not-for-profit leaders working to advance EDI initiatives at their
- Build capacity of network members in support of changes that promote EDI
in their organizations
- Provide a space for developing
dialogue, experience, skills, understanding to improve and develop professional
- Provide consultancy, advice, and
support to one another
- Provide space to share best practices and lessons learned, while
increasing connection with colleagues working on similar initiatives in other
If you feel like you have just begun your journey towards
decolonizing and anti-oppression work, we encourage you to engage in the
process of deepening your learning about EDI and your personal relationship to
issues of power, privilege, and marginalization. This type of individual
learning is not the focus of the EDI Peer Network.
To demonstrate interest in joining the network, please complete the form on page two. If completing this form is not a suitable option, please reach out to Zahra Esmail at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a chat regarding the network.