Core values

These are the core values that guide our activities: 

  1. Anti-racism — Transforming policies, practices, systems and structures to be more racially equitable. Anti-racism recognizes the intersectionality of various forms of power and oppression at work in our society and lives. Engaging in anti-racism simultaneously breaks down white supremacy (and the -isms it supports, such as colonialism, ableism, sexism, homophobia, etc.) while lifting up those most marginalized. 

  2. Justice — Working toward dismantling supremacist structures and systems while acknowledging the historical and social context of privilege and oppression 

  3. ActionSetting and achieving goals; making choices to use our actions, words and behaviors to be proactive allies; creating positive change in our communities and fostering justice.

  4. Inclusion — Ensuring all members of our community are welcomed and supported without judgment.

  5. Equity — Ensuring all individuals have equitable access to resources, support, positions and pay.

  6. Wellness — Ensuring that all individuals are holistically cared for. They are safe and healthy (physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually, vocationally, financially, and environmentally) and are comfortable expressing humanity (vulnerability, empathy, compassion, honesty, respect, and dignity) and being their authentic selves in interactions with others.