- Governance and leadership in non-profits and co-operatives
- The role of culture and cultural policy in liberal democracies
- The labour of social reproduction and the caring professions
- Diversity, equity, and inclusion in organizations
Jen Budney is the Executive Director at the Ukrainian Museum of Canada. Prior to joinining the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Jen was the Professional Research Associate at the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives. Prior to joining the CCSC, Jen spent 20 years working in the non-profit sector and for federal funding bodies, with a specific focus on arts and culture. She has also worked as a freelance journalist and editor, having worked in Italy for a variety of magazines and news agencies, including Associated Press, and in New York for Writing for Non-Profits. She has served on a variety of federal advisory committees related to art, architecture, and memorials, and she is an active volunteer, having served for several years as chair of the board at Spadina Early Learning and Childcare Co-operative, Saskatoon’s oldest licensed childcare facility with four locations serving the core neighbourhoods; for two terms as a board member of the Hnatyshyn Foundation, Ottawa; and currently as secretary and chair of the governance committee at Quint Development, an innovative non-profit agency focused on housing and employment in the core neighborhoods of Saskatoon. Her research interests include governance and leadership in non-profits and co-operatives; the role of culture and cultural policy in liberal democracies; the labour of social reproduction and the caring professions; and diversity, equity, and inclusion in organizations.