Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Organizational Statement of Commitment
The mission of iSisters is to create and deliver technology programs at no cost to learners as we believe in equipping women with the skills and confidence to participate fully in their community.
iSisters is committed to fostering and facilitating an inclusive and healthy environment for all people connected with it. This statement contains principles to guide the everyday behaviour of our staff, contractors and volunteers in the service of our learners and is one of the tools chosen by iSisters to continue fostering a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion across the organization.
Employees, management, and the Board at iSisters believe that equity, diversity, and inclusion foster stronger, more effective, and just organizations and societies, and that these are fundamental to our vision and our mission. We are committed to developing our critical consciousness as individuals and as an organization and taking concrete actions to achieve equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout our organization. This will include the iSisters Board, by-laws, staff composition, policies, processes, procedures, practices, resource allocation and structures.
The Board of Directors of iSisters acknowledges that colonialism, racism, sexism, ageism, able-bodied-ism, homophobia, transphobia, lslamophobia, antisemitism, xenophobia, and other forms of discrimination and oppression and intersections thereof are harmful and that they are ever-present in Canadian society and institutions. iSisters welcomes and supports the inclusion of new and returning learners, and will work to resolve any concerns regarding equity, diversity and inclusion.
Recognizing the importance of explicit commitment, our Board Chair and Executive Director are excited to sign this statement to collaboratively take action to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone including learners, volunteers, contractors and employees.
Claire Toplis, Board Chair and Ann McSweeney, Executive Director
January , 2022