The issues we face as a community can only be addressed when all in our community feel welcome and live with hope, dignity and a sense of belonging. United Way of KFL&A will demonstrate its ongoing commitment to represent the diverse nature of our communities, promoting and practising inclusion in all things we do.

United Way of KFL&A commitment

We will:

  • Increase and grow diversity on committees, volunteer groups, board of directors and staff
  • Fund, steward and build the capacity of organizations that have inclusion and diversity as a corepart of their mandate
  • Support and educate agencies and community to grow their EDII capacity through workshops, training, sharing resources
  • Ensure the voices of communities are heard, their cultures respected
  • Work with organized Labour, businesses, organizations, agencies to promote the value of our diverse communities

United Way Actions

  • Round table recruited to provide UW Board advice and guidance
  • Clear articulation of goals and outcomes
  • Recruitment to Board, staff and committees, with EDII lens
  • EDII training for Board and staff
  • Funding programs that support indigenous, racialized and marginalized communities and individuals
  • Collecting data and information
  • Community Leadership

Every Child Matters

We join community partners in remembering the 215 children killed as result of cultural genocide at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation territory. We extend our sympathies to survivors, families and First Nations communities affected by this tragedy. This serves as a stark reminder of the need to recognize not only our past, but our present, and is an urgent reminder for all Canadians to work towards truth and reconciliation.

Equity

Equity

Diversity

Diversity

Inclusion

Inclusion

Indigenization

Indigenization

EDII Round Table

  • Aba Bailey –Community member
  • Barbara Hooper –Elder, Katarokwi Community
  • Charan Kumar –Indo-Canada Association
  • Gilles Charette – HIV/AIDS Regional Service
  • Hay Boon Mak –Chinese Canadian Association
  • Janet Lee –Community member
  • Jessie Pengelly-Indigenous Advocate, St. Lawrence College
  • Kavita Bal –Indo-Canada Association
  • Khaled El Jassem –Community member
  • Robert Rittwage –Indigenous Communities
  • Sarosh Khalid Khan –Islamic Society
  • Sharon Clarke – Indigenous Initiatives, Queen’s University
  • Shoshauna Gauvin –Kingston Pride
  • Stephanie Simpson –Human Rights, Equity, Inclusion, Queen’s University
  • Sultan Almajil –Queen’s International Centre
  • Sunita Gupta –Kingston Immigration Partnership
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