Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We are committed to celebrating and recognizing the strengths in our differences, and maintaining an inclusive environment where individuals can feel safe, respected, engaged, motivated, and valued.
One of the ways we do this is to use our social media platforms to amplify the voices of individuals who have been marginalized. We also give back by donating to local charities that support and promote the health and well being of Black and Indigenous communities in Canada.
Our privilege is not something we can ignore. It exists, and it is our responsibility to use it as an opportunity to learn, to take action and to work toward a more inclusive world.
ANTI-RACISM PLAN OF ACTION
ONE: EDUCATION AND ANALYSIS
We have made the commitment to becoming an anti-racist business by unpacking the systems and white privilege embedded in us, and engaging in anti-racist education.
We will continue to donate to Black and Indigenous charities in Canada. Last year we donated to the Black Health Alliance who improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada. This year we donated to the Loveland Foundation which provides financial assistance to Black women and girls seeking therapy.
We will continue to use our platform and voice to amplify the voices of BIPOC communities, spread awareness and call others in to learn and grow with us.
FOUR: INVEST & SUPPORT
We will work towards our goal of investing 30% of the business’ budget to supporting Black-owned businesses by 2023. This year we met our goal of having 30% of our artisan goods from BIPOC-owned businesses
FIVE: OPEN DISCUSSION
We are human. We won’t always get it right and will make mistakes. That’s why we welcome constructive feedback and open and kind discussions that allow for growth and change. If you see any room for us to grow, please contact me!
Condemnation and hate speech of any kind will not be tolerated on my platforms. Comments such as these will immediately be removed and if necessary, reported.
"WE CAN DISAGREE AND STILL LOVE EACH OTHER, UNLESS YOUR DISAGREEMENT IS ROOTED IN MY OPPRESSION AND DENIAL OF MY HUMANITY AND RIGHT TO EXIST."
- James Balwin