Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Linck values diversity and inclusion, and respects the dignity, beliefs, and ideas of individuals. We are committed to creating an environment of equity and inclusion so that every individual can work and receive services with dignity and respect.
Organization Equity Practice Statement
Linck will build, foster, and sustain an organizational culture, and service that values difference.
At Linck, we are committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organizational climate where all employees, volunteers, foster parents, and Board of Directors whatever their age, ability, education, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, national origin, race, or sexual orientation, feel valued and respected. All people are treated with dignity and fairness, recognizing that every person has the right to live, work, serve and be served in an environment free of individual as well as systemic discrimination and harassment.
We adopt a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all our departments and programs. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure all voices are valued and heard.
We are committed to achieving lasting social change for the children, youth and families. We will achieve this through addressing the work of diversity, equity, anti-racism, inclusion and Truth & Reconciliation towards the goals of equitable outcomes and fostering a sense of workplace belonging.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion is recognized as an organizational priority, with everyone within the organization holding responsibility for integrating equitable practice and outcomes.
We will provide equitable and inclusive services that are focused on the safety and well-being of children and youth within their individual family, community, and unique lived experiences.
We will take decisive and intentional actions in disrupting the oppressive structures, processes, and practices that have led to the underrepresentation of equity-seeking groups in our workplace, and the over-representation of Indigenous, Black, and 2SLGBTQ+ children, youth and families involved in child welfare.
The diversity of our workforce will be present at every level of the organization and in every service area. Linck is committed to having a workforce that is reflective of the diversity of Chatham-Kent.
Human Resource practices and processes will integrate equity strategies to facilitate those who have been marginalized, equity-seeking groups, and communities, having access to employment opportunities, where they have been historically underrepresented due to systemic barriers within the organization.
Communication is respectful between all individuals regardless of position or level of authority.
Insights from diverse groups are actively sought and welcomed; staff report their background and lifestyle do not affect perceptions of them as a professional or affect their opportunities for development and promotion.
Employees are aware of bias and use active strategies/tools to minimize its impact/influence on decision-making and interactions.
In respecting and valuing the diversity among our employees, third-party service providers, those with whom we work alongside, serve, and partner with, are expected to ensure that there is a work environment free of all forms of unlawful discrimination and all forms of harassment.