Grantmaker Conversation: How to fund tech needs of community organizations


This discussion will focus on the kinds of technology capacity focused requests we are receiving and how we are responding to them.

About this event

Between the digital divide and persisting capacity needs of the non-profit sector, digital inclusion at a systemic and organization level is more critical now than ever. Funders hold a lot of power in the social impact world, and if we don’t prioritize digital inclusion, then systemic change on this issue will remain elusive.

Join us as we explore how funders might respond innovatively and with boldness to the digital inclusion needs of our partners across the non-profit space. This discussion will focus on the what the funder community is learning and doing in response to the kinds of technology capacity and funding requests we are receiving.

This event is a part of Canadian Innovation Week. Powered by the Rideau Hall Foundation, Canadian Innovation Week is a 5-day celebration recognizing and supporting ingenuity across all sectors.


  • Katie Gibson – CIO Strategy Council
  • Leon Wilson – Cleveland Foundation
  • Djaka Blais-Amare – Calgary Foundation
  • Wanda Brascoupe – Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund
  • Ikem Opara – Rideau Hall Foundation


Rideau Hall Foundation



Date & Time

May 17, 2022, 1 p.m. - May 17, 2022, 2 p.m.



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