OUR VALUES


As an organization we are:
  • Passionate about the vital contribution of arts and culture to society in Ontario;
  • Responsive to the diverse needs of the people who work in the cultural sector in Ontario; and
  • Collaborative and inclusive in the delivery of relevant and practical programs, resources and services.
 

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION


WorkInCulture is committed to inclusion based on community best practices and self-reflection. We will continuously improve and implement strategies, policies, and practices through an ongoing process of evaluation and change.

An inclusive approach will be thoroughly integrated into the ongoing activities, operations and relationships of the organization. Barriers to inclusion will be identified and removed.

WIC is committed to employment diversity with respect to all aspects of employment. All decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, employee development decisions such as training, and all other terms and conditions of employment, will be made without regard to race, religious beliefs, colour, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, physical and mental disability, age, ancestry or place of origin.

WIC will make every effort to make its volunteer pool and employee workforce representative and reflective of the communities in which its services are provided. WIC will endeavour to ensure that the workplace, all policies, procedures and practices, are free of deliberate or unintentional (systemic) barriers so that no one is disadvantaged.

 

OUR COMMITMENT TO ACKNOWLEDGING & RESPECTING TRADITIONAL TERRITORIES


WorkInCulture is grateful to have the opportunity to collaborate with and support cultural workers in various traditional territories across Ontario. Though our office is located on land that is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, we deliver programs and partner with centres that are located on different traditional territories. And as the Territory which our office is located on in Toronto, was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes, we are committed to continue those sentiments when delivering workshops and connecting with the arts and culture communities across Ontario.

In addition to acknowledging and respecting the territories that we visit we are committed to making our partnership pool, employee workforce, and program instructors representative and reflective of the communities in which we serve, taking into account the statistic that one in five Indigenous people in Canada live in Ontario (StatsCan 2016).