As a community agency delivering mental health, employment and housing services, Lutherwood acknowledges Canada’s history of systemic racism, oppression and the need for structural and institutional change.
We are committed to imbedding anti-racist, anti-oppressive practices, and perspectives into the fabric of our organization. We recognize that we have a lot of work to do to begin the journey in dismantling racist and oppressive systems, addressing biases, stereotypes, and prejudices as we continue our mission to becoming authentic allies. We have implemented mandatory antiracism training, actively building safe spaces to host brave conversations for learning, and building a culture of belonging for all, but especially BIPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+, historically and presently marginalized individuals and communities.
We must continue to listen with the intention to learn, unlearn and undo the subconscious ways White Supremacist culture shapes our perspectives, and prioritize human dignity. We commit to no longer being silent or neutral as we move towards tangible action and change.
Dr. John Colangeli
Chief Executive Officer