Strategies to enhance diversity

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Summary:

  • Support candidates through affirmative action
  • Promote our policies and values with various ethnic groups
  • Remove barriers ex.. cost barriers for youth and others, provide resources and support to run as a candidate
  • Reach out to non-profits and community groups
  • Create welcoming and a safe space for people from the different communities
  • Review our policies and branding to determine what may appear exclusive
  • Systems to support candidates through affirmative action
  • Promote our policies and values with various ethnic groups
  • Remove barriers ex. cost barriers for youth and others, provide resources and support to run as candidate
  • Sharing knowledge on systemic biases and their impact on society
  • Reach out to non-profits and community groups
    • Get ambassador in each organization
    • Get into places we wouldn’t otherwise go
    • Connect with local community groups
  • Create welcoming and a safe space for people from the different communities
  • Review our policies and branding to determine what may appear exclusive
  • Address areas where we need to be flexible or look at new policy areas?
  • Having patience — engagement can be a long process need to be committed to doing it
  • Relationships aren’t easy and require compromise. Some relationships won’t fit but need to make space for people
  • Work on our internal culture and learn more about what we don’t know
  • Unpack our own privilege and take down barriers from inside
  • Use people's own connections through work that we do that is more community-based and increase community connections
  • First Nation candidates are important for engaging communities
  • Cultural knowledge, get different ideas from different people
  • Build relationships with specific communities, be focused and put resources into developing the relationship
  • Build bridges with ambassadors and show support for the community
  • Bring in people of diverse backgrounds who are focused on business economy
  • Talk to tradespeople about our vision for value-added industry and jobs
  • Get members out to meet people so they can see what we are actually like
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