Episode 68:

Workplace Culture & Policy Planning: Fat Inclusion

This month’s podcast shines a light on fat employees and how leaders can build safe working environments for employees of any size!

Sasha Burden joins From Our Vantage Point for a great discussion on what inclusion in the not-for-profit (and for-profit) workplace looks like when it comes to employees of size: What are some things to consider when planning team building activities? How do we account for fat employees’ needs in HR policies? We even discuss healthy ways to talk about health.

We hope this episode answers some of your “taboo” questions relating to culture and policy planning.

Sasha (she/her) is a white, fat, queer, feminist femme, who lives, works, and loves on the stolen lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. A lifelong student, community activist, and current Board Member at Large at WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre, Sasha’s roots in fat activism began as a student at Langara College and continued to develop in her undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia and beyond. With over a decade of experience in front-line services in the not-for-profit sector, and with a personal interest in the ways fatness intersects with discourse around health and fitness, food, sexuality, education, and work, she offers her insights into these topic points while continuing to recognize her own social location, privilege and personal lens.

In her spare time, you can find Sasha with her dog, Chips, listening to countless podcasts and spending as much time as possible with family and friends.

Presented by Humanity Financial Management

From our Vantage Point is brought to you by Humanity Financial Management, a Chartered Accounting firm dedicated to helping Canadian not-for-profit, charitable and social enterprises build capacity for strong internal financial management.  Humanity Financial Management’s part-time controllers and CFOs provide support for budgeting, reporting, audit preparation, policies and procedures, and internal controls. Their results: Financial risk reduction and asset protection. Visit Humanity Financial Management online at humanityfinancial.ca.

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