Drivers for Change – Engage Champions
Equity Framework > Drivers for Change > Champion
Advancing equity often requires change and any significant change usually depends on champions. A champion is someone who takes leadership by working with others to facilitate and influence change in an organization or community. Champions can be from any level within an organization or from the local community, and it is necessary to have support and champions from multiple levels. Champions are crucial to supporting change and equitable outcomes; however, they require information, networks, tools, strategies, mentorship, and resources to support and sustain success and change.
- City of Ottawa and City for All Women Initiative. 2015. Equity and Inclusion Lens Handbook. Ottawa, ON: CAWI. Retrieved from
- City for All Women Initiative, and M. Brooks. 2015. Advancing Equity and Inclusion: A Guide for Municipalities. Ottawa, ON: CAWI. Retrieved from
Further Reading / Additional resources
Toward Health Equity: Canadian Approaches to the Health Sector Role. Public Health Agency of Canada, April 2014.
City for All Women Initiative, and M. Brooks. 2015. Advancing Equity and Inclusion: A Guide for Municipalities. Ottawa, ON: CAWI. Section 3: Create and Sustain Impact – Cultivate Champions