“We are committed to fostering an organizational culture that respects and accommodates human differences, and which also recognizes and celebrates our shared values.”
In early 2018, we established the organization’s first Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Our goal is to reflect and serve the changing landscape of Ottawa’s diverse communities by expanding into new spaces in the community. By doing so, we ensure that the organization is inclusive and cognizant of barriers that diverse peoples in these spaces might face when approaching our festivals in any number of ways – as attendees, performers, volunteers, sponsors, suppliers, and staff.
To strengthen partnerships with diverse groups in the community in a nonjudgmental, transparent manner so that our festivals are accessible and inclusive of all as evaluated by our community engagement & festival attendee feedback.
Our current focus includes strengthening bonds with individuals and groups who identify with the following areas:
|Indigenous communities – First Nations, Inuit, Metis,
Youth & Senior Inclusion
|Social Economic Status