Circle Point Wellness Inc. recognizes that diversity, equity and inclusion are not catch terms or checklists to fulfil in a company. They are the very essence of how a company does all of its work and an essential ingredient in the foundation, processes, policies and relations of a company. We are committed to embodying diversity, equity and inclusion and accessibility to our company and the work we do.
Diversity: We commit to increasing diversity (all those things that make us who we are), including but not limited to race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language, culture, national origin, religious commitments, age, (dis)ability status and political perspective. We acknowledge that diversity exists within an intersectional reality and is not a “this” or “that’, but rather a “both/and” approach.
Equity: We commit to working actively to ensure that processes and programs are informed by the needs of the communities/clients/members we serve and provide fair and equal possible outcomes for every individual. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons in all aspects of our work, design methodologies, approaches, and daily operations.
Inclusion: We commit to pursuing a mutually safe, inclusive and collaborative environment. We work to ensure that our company is a place where differences are welcomed, different perspectives are respectfully heard and where every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion. We are guided by the work of harm reduction leaders and base our work on the motto “nothing for us without us” when working with our clients/customers and engaging with various and diverse communities and stakeholders.
Accessibility: We acknowledge that accessibility is essential to well-being and as the essence of our work is supporting mutually beneficial well-being, we have an open commitment to ensuring our processes, learning materials, trainings, consulting processes, hiring practices, online presence and everyday operations are accessible within intersecting needs and realities.
In our work, we are accountable to all care practices that are not entangled with and structured in punishment, surveillance and control. Care practices which are land-based, and built on mutual support. Practices indigenous to all of our ancestors, and stolen from many.
In our work, we bring the history of our own individual ancestries, as well as the rich genealogy of deep lineage of care present in Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color (QTBIPoC) communities. Communities from which self-determined care has been stolen through the legacy and present-day reality of colonialism, supremacy and binary-based systems. We actively centre the QTBIPOC voices and aim to ensure that we are taking leadership in the care of those who experience the most harm.
Circe Point Wellness focuses its workshops and collaborations on creating safe spaces that are inclusive to all within a definition of safety that is self-created and collectively agreed upon.
Our motto “healing is a community act” is a testament to the work and standards we hold our company to. We are dedicated to creating a world that can collectively create care-based systems.
Our workshops are tailored for groups of different populations in deep consultation with individuals whom we serve, which ensures proper needs assessment for each sector that is inclusive and diverse.
Diversity of thought and cultural differences has been shown to breed creativity and drive innovation, helping to solve problems and break barriers. Our culture, upbringing, trauma and systematic communities influence how we see the world. As a company, we consciously check ourselves to ensure we are not operating out of unconscious biases. We take a clear and active effort to repair harm if we unintentionally contribute to or catalyst harm anywhere, and we take our leadership from those most impacted by harm.
We will monitor this policy's success regularly and review our progress at least once a year. This policy is fully supported by the senior management of the company.
We welcome any feedback or thoughts on this company and how it can be more reflective of the needs of our collective communities.