Collaborative Leadership in Practice

Living equity in relationships and partnerships

The Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) was pleased to have partnered with Health Nexus on a two-year bilingual project to strengthen collaborative and equitable leadership in the non-profit sector —specifically in the context of partnerships and networks.


The project will share research, resources and learning opportunities to:

  • Increase knowledge and understanding of processes and policies that centre equity-seeking communities in leadership and decision-making.
  • Develop organizational skills to implement equitable leadership, based on promising practices from six partnerships/networks across Ontario.
  • Facilitate a culture shift which recognizes the need to examine and redistribute power and resources to achieve more collective and equitable practices.

Within the project, OPHA undertook two main projects, a literature review as well as a Learning Institute on Interectionality, Anti-Oppression and Collaborative Leadership in Practice. More details about these projects are described below.
Further information about the activities of the CLiP project and the related tools and resources can be found on the CLiP website and by clicking here.


Collaborative Leadership in Practice – Literature Review

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Two Day Learning Institute on Intersectionality, Anti-Oppression and Collaborative Leadership in Practice

On Friday September 30th and Saturday October 1st, the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) in partnership with Health Nexus, hosted a two day transformative learning event.

The learning institute was aimed at enhancing participants anti-oppression learning in a reflexive, creative, and interactive manner, augmenting participants skills, knowledge, and toolbox to strengthen their understandings and ability to actualize change.

Click here to watch Dr. Roberta Timothy discuss highlights of what we’re learning from the literature (12 min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw24pcivExI

Watch the full December 2016 Webinar (62 min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gcy43oW79xA&feature=youtu.be

As we work with others to influence policies and practices and address the determinants of health, the need to build equitable partnerships and networks is essential. Learning how to incorporate intersectionality and anti-oppression in collaborative leadership practices can promote empowered work environments, dynamic partnerships, allowing us to more effectively support those we serve. To Read the full program and review some of the key presentations (please add links to the presentations we have), go here.

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