2023 Signatory Period now open!
The annual survey is built to evaluate our sector’s progress regarding our collective commitments to the Anti-Racism Framework. This survey is available on an annual basis to allow organizations in Canada’s international cooperation sector to (re)evaluate, (re)new and (re)commit to anti-racism work.
The Anti-Racism Framework is a commitment to ensuring a continuous process of anti-racist change while centering colleagues, partners, and communities with experiences of racial bias and discrimination, particularly Black, Indigenous, and/or people from historically disadvantaged countries. This Framework was developed in 2020 through sector-wide collaboration and consultation; it is a starting point for Canada’s international cooperation sector to inform its approach to anti-racism in a collective and proactive way – leaving room for collaboration, knowledge sharing and continuous learning.
The three commitments of the Anti-racism Framework are:
- Commitment 1: We commit to measuring the ways in which employees experience the workplace unequally and acting upon this data to construct more diverse and inclusive work spaces.
- Commitment 2: We commit to recognizing and eliminating racism in our storytelling, advocacy, fundraising, and knowledge sharing, and to using our platforms to support the anti-racist agenda.
- Commitment 3: We commit to implementing anti-racism efforts into the design and delivery of our context-specific, culturally competent programming and continuously improving the way we design, implement, and evaluate, our work
Along with these commitments, the Framework shares performance measurement indicators that will guide organizations on the anti-racism journey and contribute to improving sector-wide data on the progress made towards a more antiracist sector and society.
You can learn more about the Framework here.
After we have received all of the survey submissions, our team behind the scenes (the taskforce) will get started on working on the 2023 annual report.
The annual report will present information and sector trends in a confidential manner, providing a sector-pulse on anti-racist efforts without naming and shaming. No data or findings will be explicitly associated with any one organization. The taskforce will use data received from the annual surveys to make overarching conclusions about the progress of the sector as a whole towards anti-racist efforts*.
We strive to find a balance between celebrating the progress made while adopting a self-reflexive approach that calls for ever-greater attention and investments in antiracist agendas.*
The list of signatory organizations will be available to the public through the ARC Hub website and in the final report. You can submit your logo in the survey!
The report is expected to be published in the Fall.
* (A diverse taskforce will ensure that multiple perspectives are considered when analyzing the data and making recommendations. Taskforce members are trained in collecting and analyzing race- and gender-sensitive data to ensure methodological rigor and intellectual integrity throughout the production of the reports. The data received will be anonymized so as to not single out any organizations.).
Completing the annual survey means that your organization is committing to the Anti-racism Framework for 2023. By adding your information and sharing your progress, your organization recognizes that racism is a problem our sector must address, and you are ready to be part of the solution. Signatory organizations show a willingness to engage in this work collectively, learn from others, share lessons and take part in joint initiatives.
The annual is also a self check tool – organizations that have completed the survey in past years have used the survey as an internal tool to pause, check their progress on anti-racism, review with their teams the progress made and challenges ahead.
Becoming a signatory is very simple – review and complete the annual survey by June 9th!
This year’s survey is a pulse survey year so the survey will be shorter with 10 to 15 questions related to key indicators of progress in addition to basic information questions about your organization.
- Attend our drop-in info sessions: our team will be hosting 2 bilingual information sessions during the signatory period! Come talk to a member of the taskforce to learn about the survey, get clarifications or support on technical issues.
- Session 1: May 29th at noon
- Session 2: June 6th at noon
- Send us an email at [email protected]
- Join our mailing list to receive updates about our work! Sign up to our newsletter here!
- Keep an eye on our website for updates!
Don't miss our drop-in info sessions!
Session 1: May 29th at noon
Session 2: June 6th at noon
New reporting cycle!
The new reporting cycle will include a bi-annual rotation, with a full Collective Commitment report developed and published every two years and a shorter pulse survey and report developed and published every other year.
Pulse survey year
Collective Commitment report year
- New survey format – Shorter survey of 10 to 15 questions related to key indicators of progress;
- Various opportunity through the year to consolidate your Anti-racism commitment and implement the recommendations through trainings, working groups and affinity groups;
- The next Report Launch will be in September 2023!
- This will be a report similar to 2021, 2022 reports;
- Full, regular survey to extensively evaluate your organizational progress building on existing Collective Commitment questions and indicators of progress;
- The next Collective Commitment report will be published in 2024!