Lisa Robinson (Program Developer, Placement Support at Volunteer Toronto) will provide participants with a strong understanding of Diversity and Inclusivity Policies and how to build them for their non-profit organizations and volunteer programs.
Lisa's approach includes understanding the policy as a living document that evolves with the organization, its needs, and its stakeholders (including volunteers).
Participants will learn the key components of a Diversity and Inclusivity Policy and how to establish or update one for their organizations or programs. As well, they will learn how a great Diversity and Inclusivity Policy addresses barriers to volunteering.
Lisa is a recent MSW graduate of the University of Toronto, specializing in Non-profit Management and Leadership, who has extensive experience in engaging marginalized communities in research and programming. As a previous non-profit volunteer manager and volunteer herself, she has experienced the benefits and challenges that accompany the volunteer experience.