United Way Greater Toronto is deeply committed to our values of diversity, inclusion and equity – welcoming, celebrating and valuing the contributions of all.
Systemic anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism means that our Black and Indigenous colleagues, partners and neighbours do not feel safe. We understand many are feeling deep pain and anger during this time, and we stand together with them.
Structural racism is deeply historical and destructive to our colleagues, neighbours, partners and the communities we serve. United Way will listen to our Black and Indigenous colleagues, partners amongst our network of agencies, and the Black Community Advisory Council to continue to learn and work together to support community leadership. It’s important that we work together to develop solutions that address the destructive elements of systemic racism.
We are heartbroken at the pain around us, but we are not dissuaded. We cannot build communities when so many do not feel safe, valued, heard, and seen. We will work harder – always with community – to ensure equity and a future free from racism.