At Connection Model, we champion the values of diversity and inclusion. Specifically, we believe in diversity of thoughts, ideas, beliefs, experiences, and the inclusion of people regardless of their race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, or age.
In addition to supporting the principles of diversity and inclusion, Connection Model is on a journey to be an anti-racism organization. The statement defining our journey is as follows:
Connection Model is an anti-racism organization.
Connection Model defines being an anti-racism organization as creating an environment where all employees regardless of race or ethnicity know they are valued. We acknowledge that racism can be unconscious or unintentional and identifying racism as an issue does not automatically mean those involved in the act are racist or intended the negative impact.
As an anti-racism organization, we will purposefully identify, discuss and challenge issues of race and color and the impact(s) they have on the organization, its systems, and its people. We will also challenge ourselves to understand and correct any inequities we may discover within the agency and gain a better understanding of ourselves during this purposeful process.
Being an anti-racism organization is a journey that requires courage, respect and compassion, and it is the learning along the way that makes this work worth all of our efforts.
Our goal is to create and maintain an environment where employees feel safe to discuss race and the importance it has on our organization and our lives. By embracing the principles of diversity and inclusion our culture is strengthened and our workplace is more dynamic.