Chris Fredette, acting associate dean of the Faculty of Law, has been appointed to the External Advisory Committee for the Project on Non-Profit Organizations and their Diversity, led by Statistics Canada.
This appointment is part of the agency’s larger Disaggregated Data Action Plan strategy. The Government of Canada is committed to producing more disaggregated data to shed light on the experience of Canada’s diverse population. Members were drawn from the non-profit sector, government agencies, and academia.
Dr. Fredette will provide industry perspectives, advice, and recommendations on the project based on his long-standing work and research on diversity and inclusion in the leadership and governance of non-profit and charitable sector organizations.
“I am thrilled to see the Government of Canada take seriously the importance of moving beyond existing frameworks to better understand and reflect the needs of diverse, traditionally marginalized, and underrepresented communities across the country,” he said. “In all the ways in which people engage with non-profit organizations — as leaders and governors, as employees and volunteer service providers, as funders and service recipients — this work will be impactful.”
His appointment begins immediately and is anticipated to last approximately three years.