Who do we accept money from


This policy is our framework when deciding to accept funding from a certain source. It lays out who we want and do not want as funders, and the due diligence process for new funders.

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Available at: https://radhr.org/policy/who-do-we-accept-money-from/

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Singling out a single country is Jingoism, and can be considered illegal in Canada under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Changing the point here should be prioritized with a list of specific actions any country takes that would make accepting support from those that work with that country anathema:

  • Organizations, foundations or companies that are on the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions list or in any other way can be linked to the Isreali apartheid regime.

Since Israel is the only Jewish Cultural country in the world, it can be seen as antisemitc to single out this one country which may or may not be better or worse than other country.

This would be under the same policies as other discriminatory campaigns that target a community over the actions individuals take. Think Canadian Blood Services targeting MSM sex acts, rather than harmful activities like unprotected sex, which do not mention a specific community.

A suggestion to consider is:

  • Organizations, foundations or companies that support, or receive support from countries that engage in apartheid, wars of aggression, or discriminate against a specific class of citizen.

In closing, this policy lacks clarity in what constitutes harm, and singles out a single country which is discriminatory based on place of origin and racial/religious origin. This doesn’t change the spirit of the policy, but it does remove appearance of jingoism and antisemitism.

Hi Schuyler -

Just to say, I’m replying from RadHR here, as opposed to the group that uploaded the policy. The broader framing of not accepting money from institutions/governments that are involved with or supportive to a range of unethical regimes makes a lot of sense. I can imagine it being a trickier one to practice, but it’s a helpful change, especially as we know there are so many that violate a range of core liberatory and anti-oppressive values.

Also, there are many boycott campaigns that have targeted a range of specific regimes around the world for many years, based on those country’s actions, which we think are legitimate and don’t believe constitute any form of discrimination. It makes sense that different groups will see specific campaigns in different ways to one another, regardless of what any particular country’s legal framework is.

I’ll be sure to share your post with the group that originally shared the policy.