Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Children's Centre Thunder Bay provides services in the City and District of Thunder Bay; an area which is situated on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, home to Fort William First Nation, signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850.  As a settler mainstream organization, we have made a formal Statement of Commitment to Indigenous Peoples.    

As per our Values, and in the service of our Mission, we celebrate the diversity of our world and the uniqueness of the many people who live, learn and work within our diverse community.   

In our work we acknowledge that all people who interact with our Centre, come to our organization with histories, identities and experiences that are shaped by racism, colonialism, ableism, homophobia, oppression, poverty and trauma.  We recognize that many people are disadvantaged and often harmed by the inequities and disparity that exists. Our policies and practices work to address these conditions.   

We also recognize that people come to our Centre with strengths, abilities, interests and potential that must be included in the work and supported within the healing process.   

At our Centre we believe in social justice and embrace an anti-racist anti-oppression practice as we believe these efforts help us realize our mission and deliver more effective services to more people.   


For your information we have provided the following documents that support our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Framework.  

Mission and Values 

Strategic Plan

Statement of Commitment to Indigenous Peoples (.PDF) 

Board Policy – Equity Diversity and Inclusion (.PDF)  

Equity Diversity and Inclusion Policy (.PDF) 

Anti Racist and Anti-Oppression Practices Policy (.PDF)  

Cultural Safety Policy (.PDF) 

We welcome you to contact us with any concerns, or suggestions that may enhance our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion