Kinark values the inherent worth of every person. We value our differences, including age, ancestry, disability, gender expression, gender identity, race, religion and sexual orientation, that make each of us unique, and recognizes that people experience oppression based on these characteristics and identities. As such, we stand committed to:
- eliminating anti-Black racism and other forms of oppression
- recognizing the rights and the need to working respectfully and in and partnership with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; and
- diversifying our workforce, fostering equity and inclusion, and ensuring accessibility in our work and service environments.
We are working collaboratively with staff, the community and diversity and inclusion experts to establish and sustain an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Framework that will address racism and oppression in all its forms and create equitable outcomes for our staff and the children, youth, and families we serve.
This process began in 2019 and will continue to evolve and grow.