April 13, 2018

Our Values

We wholeheartedly support the good work of the social profit sector, but we also want to do this work while elevating our values.

  • Our values: We don’t discriminate against people because of their race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, personal appearance, physical or mental health, or physical ability. We believe you don’t have to choose between doing your work and being inclusive. We believe in kindness. We try to own our mistakes and learn from them. We value openness, difference and inclusion. We believe in authentic participation of those with intersecting identities, and we try to amplify the voices of all people in the communities we work in, particularly when looking at speakers and sessions. We believe in being transparent about living up to these values, and we welcome feedback.
  • Our vision: We want to see Canadian nonprofits and individuals aim higher; we want to think critically and engage authentically by recognizing colonization and furthering reconciliation with Indigenous people and working to end racism, misogyny, ableism, and all forms of discrimination.
  • Our goals: We will always seek to support realizing this vision in conference sessions. We believe there are real and large challenges, both in institutions and individuals, that the nonprofit sector as a whole isn’t addressing seriously enough, and/or fast enough. We want to try to effect positive change through education, through Xlerate Days. We believe we’re in this work to make a positive impact and the sector needs to include (who are we kidding, start with) ourselves and the organizations we work for.