GSDC Diversity Statement
The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation and its Board of Directors unilaterally condemn all forms of racism and discrimination in our community. We are committed to creating a climate for diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity for all individuals. We acknowledge the struggles of Greater Sudbury residents who are Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, and we recognize that as a Board we need to take tangible actions to support a more welcoming, supportive and inclusive Greater Sudbury that includes economic opportunities and community vibrancy for all.
We align with the Greater Sudbury Diversity Policy, which emphasizes that equality and inclusion are fundamental human rights for every individual, as prescribed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Ontario Human Rights Code. In partnership with the City of Greater Sudbury, we support diversity in all of its forms, including but not limited to age, disability, economic circumstance, marital status, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and gender expression, race, religion, and sexual orientation.
The GSDC Board is also proud to support the work of the Sudbury Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) and their efforts to fight racism and discrimination, to retain newcomers and to secure a welcoming community for all. We will continue to seek the guidance of the LIP and its partners to explore ways the GSDC can support Greater Sudbury’s BIPOC community as a whole.
We look forward to our work with members of the Greater Sudbury community who are Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, and we are committed to seeking their guidance and feedback in matters that fall within our economic development mandate.
We recognize that there is work to be done to achieve these goals. We are committed to continuous learning, removing barriers and leading with open minds and open hearts.