Uncovering Your Bias | Association of Fundraising Professionals - Greater Vancouver Chapter

Uncovering Your Bias

How unconscious beliefs affect your relationships with donors and coworkers

This event is now sold out. If you have any questions, please contact our office at info@afpvancouver.org

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
7:00am - 8:30am
Vancouver Public Library, Alma Van Dusen Room; 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

As Canadians we pride ourselves on living in an inclusive society and our acceptance of difference. That is why it can be so hard for us to accept that our words and actions may be alienating, problematic, or offensive for other people.

Those are words that no one wants to identify with, but it’s a truth we must grapple with to understand how the world around us shapes our actions and beliefs in ways we may not consciously be aware of.

By attending this event, you will be challenged to identify your own biases and understand how they influence how you work, and who you work with. You will learn how you can develop better relationships with your coworkers and donors, as well as how you can work to address the inequalities that hold their potential back.

A panel of three experts will discuss how our unconscious biases show up in our language, in the people and communities we serve, in the way we interact with donors, and in our hiring practices with an aim to begin the process of acknowledging and unlearning them to make our organizations and communities more inclusive.

Tickets are available for as low as $15 each – bring your whole team!


Wyle Baoween

As CEO of HRx Technology, Wyle is focused on building diverse and inclusive workplaces. In 2016, Wyle launched HRx, which provides consulting and technology solutions to address bias in our people, processes and systems.

Prior to HRx, Wyle worked for over 10 years in consulting and project management, specializing in process improvement, technology and strategies for change management. He worked in the marine, transportation and construction industries with local and international clients.



Dara Parker

Dara is the Executive Director of SVP Vancouver, a network of engaged philanthropists who invest time, money and expertise in building capacity for local non-profits. Previously Dara spent 4 years as the Executive Director of QMUNITY, BC’s Queer Resource Centre.

Dara volunteers on the Board of Pivot Legal Society, tackling the root causes of poverty and social exclusion across Canada. She is also the co-founder of Lezervations, a non-profit facilitating networking events for queer and trans women.




Jarrett Lucas

Jarrett Lucas joined the Stonewall team in July 2010. Previously, he had spent a decade organizing in movements centering women, LGBTQ people, and communities of color. He has worked with an extensive roster of groups, from local to international, including INCITE!, Soulforce, and the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance. Jarrett is an advisor to social justice and arts patron, the Rubin Foundation, and has held leadership on a number of nonprofit boards, recently serving as Vice Chair at the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice.



Davin Boutang

Davin Boutang grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Fighting drug addiction and poverty for most of his life, he became embedded in the binning and vending community shortly after moving to Vancouver in 1999. Davin joined the Binners' Project as a binner first in 2014, and then became a staff member in 2016.

He works closely with Exchange Inner City to better understand community economic development plans. He also consults with Eastside Works, a local agency dedicated to connecting DTES residents to informal or formal work.



**NOTE: This event is now sold out. If you have any questions, please contact our office at info@afpvancouver.org**