Diversity and Inclusion
At Choices Youth Shelter, we value the dignity and worth of all persons and encourage respect for individual differences, beliefs and diverse lived experiences. Choices Youth Shelter recognizes the systemic barriers of discrimination and disadvantage experienced by Black, indigenous and people of colour, the LGBTQ2S population, people with disabilities and all other marginalized identities within our community. In addition, we acknowledge that aspects of a person’s social and political identities intersect, which further creates unique oppressive and discriminatory experiences.
To address this, Choices Youth Shelter is committed to building and fostering a harmonious and inclusive environment for all people regardless of their race, ancestry, place of origin, ethnic origin, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, political or religious affiliation and disabilities. We aim to equitably treat our residents, community members, staff and volunteers and to fairly provide services free from discrimination, harassment and hate.