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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. 

Equity Reports

We are committed to dismantling oppression and anti-Black racism within and beyond our organization. Read more about our work with Inclusive Leaders to integrate equity, anti-racism, and anti-colonialism into our policies and practices. Our work is based on our Equity Audit.
Read our EDI Year One Report
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Our Statement to Fight Against Anti-Black Racism and Oppression

The Neighbourhood Group Community Services stands with Black and Indigenous peoples of Toronto in the daily fights for equity that they face. We cannot be neutral in a society that privileges colonialization and white supremacy in its structures, history and daily interactions. Police violence is one of the most dangerous forms of racism and we need fundamental changes in the police and justice systems.
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Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the land we are meeting on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and M├ętis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.