Gerstein Crisis Centre is conscious of the rights of all persons to dignity and respect. This statement demonstrates our commitment to the principles of anti-discrimination. In doing so, we acknowledge our legal obligations pursuant to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Ontario’s Human Rights Code.
Gerstein Crisis Centre will protect the right to be free from wrongful discrimination based on race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, disability, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, and family status, receipt of public assistance, political affiliation, religious affiliation, and record of offences or level of literacy.
We recognize that the experience of discrimination has a direct impact on health and well being.
Gerstein Crisis Centre commits to provide an environment that is respectful, supportive, accessible, and free of stigma, stereotype, harassment and discrimination. Our respect for the principle of anti-discrimination is reflected and considered in all aspects of our work:
- The supports and services that we provide in our workplace
- Our relationship with our community
Gerstein Crisis Centre affirms its belief that the diversity of our community is a source of social, cultural and economic enrichment and strength.