Equity and Inclusion
Prioritizing Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression in Environmental Education in Peel
in Environmental Education in Peel
Ecosource is deeply committed to providing inclusive programs that reflect the diversity of our community. We also recognize that there is much work to be done to dismantle systemic racism and address social inequities that have persisted for far too long. We know that we cannot achieve our vision of a community in which everyone takes action and cares about the environment without addressing systemic barriers to nature engagement in Peel and how these barriers intersect with other aspects of our work.
With this call to action top of mind, we engaged in planning exercises as a team in 2020 to identify areas for action to prioritize anti-racism and anti-oppression in our work. These conversations resulted in the creation of an action plan. Key highlights from our action plan include:
Programming & Community Engagement
Training & Internal Capacity Building
Policy & Governance
We recognize that promoting equity through our work is an ongoing journey that requires us to continually surface unconscious biases and confront systemic barriers that impact our staff, program participants, and community partners, as well as nature engagement in Peel more broadly. We see this action plan as one step along this journey and will continue to revisit and revise it as our learning continues.
If you have any questions about our commitment to anti-racism and anti-oppression, or would like to discuss our actions further with us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.