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The Rozsa Foundation is committed to providing the Alberta arts community with resources to support their work. These range from resources created and provided by the Foundation as well as those we have compiled from external sources.

The Rozsa Foundation is compiling links for the most helpful resources we have come across into the following categories:

Artificial Intelligence

Fairly Trained

Fairly Trained exists to make it clear which companies take a more consent-based approach to training, and are therefore treating creators more fairly.

Glaze is a system designed to protect human artists by disrupting style mimicry. At a high level, Glaze works by understanding the AI models that are training on human art, and using machine learning algorithms, computing a set of minimal changes to artworks, such that it appears unchanged to human eyes, but appears to AI models like a dramatically different art style. For example, human eyes might find a glazed charcoal portrait with a realism style to be unchanged, but an AI model might see the glazed version as a modern abstract style, a la Jackson Pollock. So when someone then prompts the model to generate art mimicking the charcoal artist, they will get something quite different from what they expected.

The CREDO 23 stamp on a project assures the audience of certain standards.
Know Thyself As a Visual Reality

Know Thyself as a Virtual Reality is an interdisciplinary project that focuses on the ethics and aesthetics of the use of medical data and virtual reality. In order to explore this field, we have assembled a skilled and diverse team from across the University of Alberta as well as from other Canadian and international universities, bringing together expertise in medical imaging, health law, software development, biomedical engineering, virtual narratives, sound, the history of medicine, and artistic creation. This collaborative team will explore, create, disseminate and share ideas about cutting edge technologies that produce bodies in virtual and augmented reality.
Ethically Aligned AI

Ethically Aligned AI loves to share stories and information about AI ethics. Creating video, podcast, articles and academic work is part of their bigger mission to educate everyone about these issues.


AROC Resources and Tools for Non-Profits
In this resource, we share the story of how the AROC process unfolded at Community Wise.
AROC- Anti-Racism Organizational Change
Professional quality anti-racism resources (particularly for organizations). AROC is a part of CommunityWise Resource Centre, a hub of non-profit and grassroots organizing in Calgary.
Action Dignity
Community empowerment and leadership development for ethno-cultural communities in Calgary. Action Dignity offers a variety of program for people of all ages and backgrounds.
BIPOC Mental Health YYC
Black, Indigenous and POC-Centered Resources in YYC and Beyond
Black Health Alliance
The Black Health Alliance is a community-led registered charity working to improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada.
Black-led and Black-serving Orgs in YYC
A comprehensive listing of Black-led and Black-serving organizations and collectives in Calgary AB, Canada.
Deeper AROC: More Tools & Resources
This companion resource looks more closely at our experiences of developing a Theory of Change and undertaking a Most Significant Change evaluation process. We focus more deeply on important concepts like race awareness, white normativity, and intersectionality. We share tools to help build awareness of race and social location, reveal organizational culture, engage in racial caucusing, and develop more accountable spaces.
The Unlearning Channel
Unlearning white supremacy, colonization and racism, one podcast at a time. Hosted by Jaqs Gallos Aquines and MelVee X
The Wells Collective
The Wells Collective is a collaborative of Diversity Practitioners specializing in Professional Development, Consulting, and Educational Coaching in the areas of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice.
White Supremacy Culture in Organizations
Many organizations that claim to be inclusive are actually requiring the people in them to act according to existing norms. Naming these, and putting them up for questioning, is a critical step in building an inclusive organization.
Work in Culture
Four professionals from the arts & culture sector share their experiences with, and perspectives on, inclusivity in the creative workplace. Below are introductions to our four interviewees, and you can also view the interviews here. Download transcripts for short video clips here. Download transcripts for full interviews here.
YYC Voices
YYC Voices was a coalition of People of Colour–both trans & cis, queer and straight–committed to advocating for racialized and marginalized communities in the City of Calgary. They disbanded formally but they continue to maintain an informative Facebook page.

Board and Governance

Build capacity of your nonprofit organization
IntegralOrg workshops are created by the nonprofit sector for the nonprofit sector in a thoughtfully chosen range of topics designed to build capacity of your nonprofit organization. To help your nonprofit thrive, IntegralOrg offers workshops in governance, strategy, fundraising, leadership, finance, risk management, and legal issues.
Performance Excellence Through Cognitive Diversity in the Boardroom
Diversity of thought is implicit and omnipresent and is directly corelated to the dynamics of difference within a group. On any given day, teams are tasked with problem solving and they must tap into their mental diversity framework, which helps them define, analyze, assess risks, review processes, and ultimately have a positive outcome. Our life experience, history, genetics, and socioeconomic status all contribute to this framework. To achieve performance excellence, organizations must move away from the monocultural environment.
Five Good Ideas for aspiring board directors
Boards and directors are coming under increased pressure to be “on top of their game.” This involves a clear understanding of their fiduciary duty and duty of care, the foundational elements of good governance. In addition, modern governance involves a commitment to EDI and ESG – and ensuring that these principles are included in their governance structure. All this while continuing their responsibilities of oversight in regards to sustaining the long-term viability of the organization, and the monitoring of risks the organization faces. Richard Powers, Associate Professor at the Rotman School of Management, presents his five good ideas on how new and seasoned board directors can better manage their roles and contribute in a more meaningful way to the organizations they represent
Boards & Governance: Building an "Integrity Board"
If there were no such thing as organizations as we currently know them, what would we build to accomplish social missions and propel social change forward?
3 Steps for Developing a Passionate Nonprofit Board
Your board members are the face of your nonprofit. They’re instrumental ambassadors and advocates within the community, and they ultimately pave the way for your nonprofit to thrive. In other words, keeping board members engaged is imperative to your success.
Community Development Programs
We offer services, such as strategic planning, board governance, building leadership capabilities, fund development and grant writing, evaluation, public and stakeholder engagement, developing partnerships, and collaborative relationships that are tailored to your community groups, non-profit organizations, and volunteer teams.
Reimagining Governance
An initiative exploring new approaches to governance for nonprofits. Complex times offer opportunity. When it comes to nonprofit governance, we need to be visionary. These are complex times that are shrinking or stretching resources, challenging organizations to do things differently, and presenting opportunities for innovation.
Board Engagement: A Checklist
A checklist of actions and qualities that characterize an engaged board. You might not be able to check them all right now, but working towards achieving these will set you up for fundraising success.
Recruiting for Board Diversity
As a Black man who has worked with or for nonprofits for most of my career, I’ve become very familiar with how nonprofit boards recruit for board diversity; by my count, I have been actively recruited by the boards of 13 organizations.
Reimagining Governance Map
This map aims to provide a bird's eye view of the various players, influencers, structures, and functions that interact together to form a nonprofit organization's governance system. It depicts governance as a complex system.
Guidance For Arts Boards Confronting a Pandemic
How does the board’s role change in a time of crisis? Senior arts leaders and experienced board members Robin Cardozo and Helen Burstyn offer 10 Principles for Navigating through Critical Times – the first in our series of three Creative Champions webinars providing Guidance for Arts Boards Confronting a Pandemic.
Peering Into the Future
Peering into the Future, a new report from Mowat NFP’s Enabling Environment series, argues that focusing on the board as the only mechanism of governance may no longer be sufficient for an increasingly complex environment.
The Default Nonprofit Board Model is Archaic and Toxic
We have been in denial about the destructiveness of our sector’s default board model. Over the years, we have developed a learned helplessness, thinking that this model is the only one we have. So we put up with it, grumbling to our colleagues and working to mitigate our challenges, for instance figuring out ways to bring good board members on to neutralize bad ones or having more trainings or meetings to increase “board engagement.”
Equity, Power and the Future of the Nonprofit Sector
These are complex times that are shrinking or stretching resources, challenging organizations to do things differently, and presenting opportunities for innovation. Nonprofit leaders are beginning to see that the governance of organizations sits within a larger context of equity, power, and the future of the nonprofit sector. Nonprofit governance is not consistently meeting the needs of the sector and needs to be reimagined – but how do we get there?


Canada Council Digital Originals
The Canada Council for the Arts and CBC/Radio-Canada are teaming up once again, this time to launch Digital Originals, a new fast forward initiative to help artists, arts groups and organizations pivot their work for online sharing. Digital Originals offers a $5,000 micro innovation grant from the Canada Council. Funded projects will be housed on a dedicated CBC/Radio-Canada website.
National Theatre School Emerging Artists Art Apart Project
Through the Art Apart initiative, NTS continues to provide a voice and support to emerging artists. It’s a way to help minimize the impact of this crisis in the arts community and to provide much-needed assistance to artists who are in the early stages of their careers by rapidly injecting funds into the arts sector.
Canada's EI special benefits for self-employed people
Self-employed Canadians can access Employment Insurance (EI) special benefits by entering into an agreement, or registering, with the Canada Employment Insurance Commission. There are 6 types of EI special benefits: Maternity benefits, Parental benefits, Sickness benefits, Compassionate care benefits, Family caregiver benefit for children, and Family caregiver benefit for adults.
Canadian Heritage Funding Information
Information for Canadian Heritage grants and contributions recipients related to COVID-19: In light of current events, particularly the recent cancellations of cultural and sporting events, the Department of Canadian Heritage would like to reaffirm the government?s support for all the people affected, directly or indirectly, by the coronavirus.

Financial Literacy

5 Ways to Increase Nonprofit Financial Literacy
Unfortunately, financial literacy among staff is often a low priority, and while nonprofits should focus on accomplishing their missions, a little knowledge can go a long way; engaging everyone in understanding how their actions contribute to the financial health can help maximize the organization’s impact.
Non-Profit Financial Literacy Workshops
CPA Canada and your not-for-profit organization can work together to ensure board members and/or employees have the necessary knowledge to understand and oversee the organization’s finances. You can also utilize our sessions to help your employees, clients or members of the public work towards a bright financial future, whether it’s in their personal life, through family responsibilities or through work.
Financial Responsibilities of Non-Profit Boards
A guide to financial responsibilities, budgets, bookkeeping and financial statements.
Financial Literacy Assistance
Board members have a legal responsibility to ensure they have the appropriate financial oversight over their organization. At the Federation, we support volunteers with financial literacy – learning the language of financial statements, understanding what they are used for and how this information can be used at monthly board meetings. Visit our member’s resource library for tools to help you with executing your fiduciary duties. We also offer professional, lower cost public practice audits to non-profits and charities as well as assistance with tax, AGLC reports, financial compliance, and literacy.

Human Resources

HR Management Toolkit
HR Management Toolkit
Cultural Human Resources Council
The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) brings together cultural workers and employers to address training, career development and other human resource issues.
Rozsa Foundation and Agatha Starczyk: Working from Home
The most recent session of the Rozsa Executive Arts Leadership program (REAL) inadvertently aligned with the mysterious workings of the Universe, as we all gathered remotely from our homes to discuss the HR trend – now reality – of working from home with facilitator and HR adviser Agatha Starzcyk.
Sexual Harassment Resources for Non Profits
Because one in four women in fundraising experience sexual harassment. Join us in making change.
Introducing the New 2021 Canadian Nonprofit Sector Salary & Benefits Report JAN 28
We’re pleased to be releasing a brand new, fully updated edition of our popular Canadian Nonprofit Sector Salary & Benefits Report – the most comprehensive of its kind in the country! Set to be published in January 2021, the report will provide the latest data related to compensation and benefits packages in the Canadian nonprofit sector and will include information on the impact of COVID on nonprofit salaries.

Indigenous Learning

TRAction Decolonial Toolkit
The Decolonial Toolkit for Climate Artists is a straightforward document that addresses the intersection of colonialism, climate change and the arts. More specifically, the Toolkit aims to help artists consider their own cultural conditioning, confront the inseparability of colonialism and climate change, and develop a decolonial foundation for both the climate art field, and the arts sector more broadly.
Understand and Advance Indigenous Reconciliation
It is the responsibility of every Canadian and every organization to work toward reconciliation. To move toward a better, more equitable future, it is imperative for Canadians to understand past and present injustices committed against Indigenous peoples and what needs to change.
Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth.
Providing essential programming and services to Calgary’s Indigenous youth.
Ten Things You Can Do: Kamloops Residential School
We wanted to share what you can do to ensure that every child is recognized and accounted for. There are many ways to support Indigenous communities every day, here is a list of what you can do today to show your support:
Non-Indigenous People, Here is What You Can Do
7 ways to support Indigenous people grieving in wake of news about 215 children.
Indigenous Canada Course
Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action
In order to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission makes the following calls to action.
Where are the Children Buried?
Report by Dr. Scott Hamilton, Dept. of Anthropology, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario
White Goose Flying Report
Report from the Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee
Indigenous Ally Toolkit
Being an ally is about disrupting oppressive spaces by educating others on the realities and histories of marginalized people.
Indigenous Awareness Online Course by Naheyawin
Embrace diversity by learning about the culture, history, and contemporary roles of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
Online Cree Dictionary
This site is an excellent resource for looking up and learning Cree words.
A Culture of Exploitation – By Lindsay Nixon
This report considers the historic relationships between Indigenous artists and the Institutions of Canadian art. The report offers 15 Standards of Achievement that can serve as a guide for institutions and governments to begin reversing exploitation and renewing the relationship.
Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance
Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance is a government organization that works with and helps diverse Indigenous performing artists, arts organizations and allies.
Dreamspeakers Festival Society
The Dreamspeakers Festival Society supports and educates the public about Indigenous cultures, arts, and heritage. It also acts as a resource bank of Indigenous filmmakers. performers, and artists, and connects Indigenous people with training in arts and culture.
Indigenous Empowerment Collective
A collective organization that is composed of Indigenous fashion designers in Treaty 6 with various backgrounds such as Cree, Mohawk, Blackfoot, Navajo, Cherokee, Dene, Maori, and Métis.
Ociciwan Contemporary Arts Collective
Ociciwan Contemporary Arts Collective is a non-profit organization that supports Indigenous contemporary artists and designers and their works. They are also engaged in contemporary critical dialogues and promote awareness of Indigenous contemporary art practices.
The Indigenous Artisans Market Collective (I.A.M.Collective)
I.A.M. is a collective of Indigenous artists, artisans, and makers in the greater Edmonton community dedicated to bringing awareness to the kinds of work available within the local Indigenous art scene. One of their activities includes selling locally made wares at Edmonton's Downtown Farmer's Market.
Billy Ray Belcourt Twitter
Billy Ray Belcourt is a poet, Rhodes scholar, and author from Driftpile Cree Nation whose work comments on a range of topics from decolonial love to grief.
This Twitter account is run by a rotating team of Indigenous youth who are active in the social justice space.
Sen. Murray Sinclair: How can Canadians work toward reconciliation
Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner Murray Sinclair says Canadians can work toward reconciliation by reading the report and finding a call to action that interests them.
Treaties, reconciliation and Indigenous history in Canada
How well do Canadians know Indigenous history? What role did treaties play in forming our country? Are the stories told through truth and reconciliation changing our understanding of Canadian history? Join a live, interactive roundtable of Indigenous community leaders, educators and advocates. Moderated by award-winning journalist Duncan McCue, host of Cross Country Checkup on CBC Radio.
Lecture: Governance - Canada's Indian Act
Professor John Borrows lecturing on the impact of Canada's Indian Act on indigenous governance structures
Indigenous Law
Dr. John Burrows, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law, University of Victoria, provides an insightful overview and exploration of Indigenous law.
The Sacred Relationship
This documentary created by Native Counselling Services of Alberta explores Indigenous worldviews, Reconciliation, and the common ground between Indigenous and western science.

Marketing & Sales

Six Ideas to help Marketing & Development Work Together
Both marketing and development departments are responsible for deepening patron loyalty at arts organizations. When they work together, everyone wins.
Five Must-Have Metrics for Ticket Sales
Ticket sales data. You are probably either swimming in it or wandering through the desert. Either way, it can be hard to know which data points are the most useful to track.
How Nonprofits Are Using the Google Ad Grant to Recover From COVID-19
Six ways our nonprofits have been using the Google Ad Grant with us to respond effectively to COVID – not only to recognize the amazing work they’re doing but also to share the learning for any organization looking to adapt to “the new normal”.
Marketing Beyond Your Core Audience
How do you sell a product few people have heard of, many don’t think they need, and that costs a lot? What happens when your core audience is shrinking and lots of your content is available for free online? Where do you look for new audiences… and how would they find you?
The New Experience Economy Results
Stone-Olafson, in collaboration with community partners, developed a long-term research investigation to evaluate how current conditions will reshape Albertans’ attitudes and behaviours towards social and group activities, across a variety of sectors. The purpose of this work is to give leaders of community sports, recreation, arts & culture, professional sports, active living, heritage, tourism or hospitality sectors relevant facts about local audiences that they will need to bring life back to our communities.
New Series: Audiences During the Pandemic
My goal as guest editor of Lynne Conner’s ‘We the Audience’ blog for the next six months is to share and respond to what I’m seeing happening during this Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis through the lens of the audience.

Other Resource Pages

Grants, funding and supports for non-profits
Funding, information and supports to help charitable and non-profit organizations start, manage and build capacity.
http://Grants, funding and supports for non-profits
Calgary Arts Development’s classified listing
Calgary Arts Development’s classified listing is a free service for Calgary’s arts community.
Training resources on non-profit
The Alberta non-profit learning centre provides resources on important concepts in governance of non-profits to support their role in the delivery of their programs and services in their communities.
Training, Facilitation, and Coaching Resources for Non-Profits
A list of some referrals so that if your organization is seeking services, you have some other leads.
Calgary Chamber Powering Up Tool Kit
We have compiled the below resources to support your business through the next phase of COVID-19. As this is a phased approached, business owners need to be flexible and prepared to close if cases of COVID-19 spike in the future. Learn more about the government approach here.
Momentum Resource Page
Full listing of all financial supports for people impacted by COVID-19, including those missing work due to self-isolation, those laid off or unable to work.
WorkInCulture Resource Page
A comprehensive list of resources that will be updated as we gather more information.

Wellness & Mental Health

Wood’s Homes
Wood’s Homes is a mental health centre. We provide treatment and support for children, young people, adults and families with mental health needs.Wood’s Homes is based in Calgary (on three large campuses and in several neighbourhoods across the city) with locations in Lethbridge, Strathmore, Fort McMurray, Cold Lake, Lac La Biche and Grand Prairie. Our 500 staff and 100 volunteers provide 40+ programs and services for 20,000 children and their families every year. We are accredited through Accreditation Canada and have earned two Leading Practice Awards, and Exemplary Standing status four times. Wood’s Homes is nationally recognized for our innovative and groundbreaking services. We are proud of our research in children’s mental health. In 2001, we established a Research Department and in 2016, we launched the Wood’s Homes Research Chair in Children’s Mental Health, in a partnership with the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Social Work.
Alberta Nonprofit Network Mental Health Resources
ABNN has started compiling workplace mental health resources to help organizations support workplace mental health. We will continue to add to this page, so please send us information you have found helpful to
BIPOC Mental Health YYC
This is a living directory of community resources, BIPOC mental health professionals, decolonial and anti-racist educational resources, POC-owned fitness offerings, POC-centered self-care and relevant articles. Most of the community and mental health professional resources are specifically based in Mohkinstsis on Treaty 7 land (Calgary AB Canada), but there are several relevant resources with a reach and scope beyond Calgary listed as well
Broken Pencil Mental Health Reading and Crafts
Quarantine has taken a toll on many of our mental health. We dug through our archives for some reading and crafts that we hope help you feel a little less alone. Stay well and take care, everyone <3
Canada Media Fund Mental Health Resources
An extensive listing of regional and national mental health resources
Alberta Health Services
AHS is the provincial public health response agency and provides all official communications and updates. Content on this site include an online screening tool, COVID-19 statistics in Alberta, information on a free texting service for mental health, an outbreak tracker map, and Healthy Together - a guide to family and home life during COVID-19.
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