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Our Action Plan to Combat Racism
Speak out against Anti-Black racism: We have and will continue to use our public and internal platforms (our website, social media, speaking engagements, etc.) to denounce racism and reaffirm our commitment to anti-racism
Anti-Black racism sessions: We have hosted a number of community forums for our staff, volunteers and caregivers to discuss their lived experiences, allyship, and healing.
CWICE provides expertise and assistance to children and families across Ontario who are involved with child welfare and dealing with issues related to their immigration status.
Community Forums: We have held community forums for Black, South Asian, and Arab communities to discuss best practices during COVID-19. Forums were attended by 105 community professionals and system leaders.
Cultural celebrations: We promote and recognize many diverse cultural celebrations and ethnic heritage months.
Community Engagement and Education: We offer community education presentations to thousands of attendees every year.
Cultural matching: We make every effort to ensure that children and youth in care are placed in homes within the child’s cultural community.
Cultural Competency: We offer a variety of service models and cultural navigators to better support the diverse communities in Peel.
Staff training and support
Training: Offering ongoing training to our staff is a priority for Peel CAS. In 2020, we offered training sessions on working with Black, 2SLGBTQ+, Indigenous, Arab, and Indo-Caribbean communities, as well as four Courageous Conversations trainings with Directors, team leaders and managers.
Resources: We created a section on our intranet with anti-Black racism information and resources for staff to access anytime, as well as a guide to DEI questions to enhance our service delivery.
Diversity Survey: We have conducted a diversity survey to understand the demographics of our staff.
Employee Experience Consultant: This position works closely with DEI and staff to develop and implement staff engagement activities to ensure that the unique needs of our employees are met.