The Neighbourhood Group has always stood against racism, discrimination, and injustice. We believe in actively working towards anti-oppressive practices, and have demonstrated this commitment through our anti-oppression programs and training, Truth and Reconciliation Committee and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and task forces.
The murder of George Floyd in June 2020 brought to light the urgent need for action against police brutality and anti-Black racism. We need fundamental change in our police and justice systems and we need to fight together for racial equality and human rights. We have a responsibility to address these issues within our organization and as leaders in the social services sector.
We understand that simply voicing our support for equity, diversity, and inclusion is not enough. That's why, after extensive meetings and town halls, our Board of Directors made a firm commitment to combat anti-Black racism and oppression. We engaged with an external equity expert to conduct an organizational equity audit and develop a sustainable actionable plan.
We are dedicated to upholding our values, creating safe, equitable spaces for everyone and working for a more just and equitable society.