Anti-racism, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ADE&I)
Why Anti-racism, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ADE&I)?
Being fully remote means we can hire more people from diverse backgrounds
Our product promotes inclusion through patented anti-bias technology
We lead by example (and help our customers follow suit)
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Anti-racism, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
We recognize that the society that we operate in has historically colonized, exploited, and marginalized numerous groups of people who continue to suffer as a result of systemic inequality and ongoing discrimination. These include Indigenous peoples, racialized peoples, people who identify as women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people living with mental health challenges — to name a few.
We also acknowledge that experiences of inequality are individual, complex, and amplified by intersectional discrimination, and require a departure from one-size-fits-all solutions if we want to be truly inclusive and supportive of diverse communities.
Our commitment to ADEI
Policies & practices
We apply ADEI principles of anti-racism, decolonization, curiosity, and compassion to inform our policies, culture, practices, and impact to support lasting change.
We have signed the Black North Initiative Pledge and are holding ourselves accountable to the promise we made, while also actively seeking new and better ways to apply the 94 Calls to Action in support of Truth & Reconciliation.
Our leaders are trained on inclusive decision-making and all have an open-door policy to discuss anything that matters to you—just book an appointment in their calendar, share some context for the meeting request and come as yourself!
Training & events
We offer year-round ADEI learning opportunities for employees, including monthly sessions with a former Indigenous Chief who brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and wisdom.
We encourage all our employees to organize ADEI events that promote cross-cultural learning and understanding about topics and issues that matter to them.
Our ADEI Council is open to all interested staff. We meet monthly to celebrate and share collective accountability for our ADEI work in all areas of our organization.
To promote deeper connection amongst each other, we have employee-led brave space circles on a regular basis to listen and support one another without judgment.
In 2022, we initiated Employee Resource Groups with funding to bring their visions to life.