Take the Safe, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Pledge Now

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Because having a Safe Culture is a personal, community, national and global choice that effects us all, the Pride Society of the Comox Valley (PSCV) has formed a group pledge initiative based on a community wide commitment to Safe E.D.I practices. Our hope is to initiate ongoing conversations in the pursuit of cultural excellence whereby we embrace cultural safety as the ideal.

The UBC Equity and Inclusion Office states: “A culturally safe environment is spiritually, socially and emotionally safe, as well as physically safe for people; where there is no assault, challenge or denial of their identity, of who they are and what they need.”

We recognize that a base understanding of diversity means not only having tolerance for, but striving to accept the broad range of differences in the lived experiences and perspectives of people.

Equity can be described as equal opportunity to succeed and participate, with respect to diverse needs, barriers and perspectives. 

Inclusion can be thought of as an active, intentional and continuous effort to build a respectful and diverse community that ensures welcoming spaces and opportunities for all to thrive. 

This pledge is meant as a jumping off place — It is an opportunity to begin constructive conversations. Meaningful inclusion involves commitments to safety, equity and equality. We hope you will join us by making your commitment and signing this pledge today.

The Safe Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Pledge:

I pledge to:

Advocate for safe equitable, diverse and inclusive communities!

Connect, collaborate, communicate, create and cooperate with those who are doing the same!

Look within myself to see where I can overcome bias and improve my personal level of awareness and behaviour.

Speak against or walk away from hate speech, destructive communications and other oppressive behaviours. I vote for kindness!  

Share my gifts, time, talents and platforms to raise the bar around communications, policies and  organizations.  I speak in favour of safety, equity, diversity and inclusivity!

-  "Be the change I want to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi

Written by Autumn Rock and approved by the The Pride Society of the Comox Valley!

Thank you for your participation!