The agency’s Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppressive and Equity work is focused on creating and fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace environment for all employees and to transform our services to address the disproportionate impact and outcomes on the diverse families, children, and youth who receive services from our agency.
Our agency believes that knowing how to work with many cultures and individuals of all social identities is extremely important. That is why we conducted an Equity Scan (ES) to help us determine the most helpful ways to work with many different cultures, groups, and intersecting identities, particularly those who are equity-seeking. We thank all of those who participated in the ES, your voice is how we will shape our agency’s decisions and culture going forward.
Through the ES:
- We want to learn what our strengths are as an organization in diversity, equity, and inclusion;
- We want to learn where our gaps are as an organization in meeting the needs of employees, service users, and community partners and collaterals;
- We want to learn how to become a more diverse and inclusive organization, and how we can make changes to work well across all communities within Frontenac, Lennox and Addington counties; and
- We want to use the information collected to make changes within the organization to better engage all individuals who come into contact with the agency, as well as those who support and work with and within the organization.
Please take the time to review our full report and again, we thank everyone who took the time to complete the survey so we could better understand ourselves now and for the future.