Diversity Statement

Diversity as a concept focuses on a broader set of qualities than race and gender; it is multicultural. In the context of the workplace, valuing diversity means creating a workplace that respects and includes differences, recognizing the unique contributions that individuals with many types of differences can make, and creating a work environment that maximizes the potential of all employees.

A diverse workforce that feels comfortable communicating varying points of view provides a larger pool of ideas and experiences. Employees from diverse backgrounds bring individual talents and experiences in suggesting ideas that often lead to better solutions.

CHILD’s Leadership Team participated in a facilitated workshop in the Spring of 2015 that resulted in the creation of the following Diversity Statement for the agency: 

CHILD is committed to ensuring the value of diversity is upheld in everything we do with our students, families, staff and community.

We hold ourselves accountable to creating an environment that nurtures respect for diversity in all its forms.

We are dedicated to the shared examination of our different perspectives, inherent privileges, disadvantages, prejudices and practices, especially in terms of disability, race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual identity, socioeconomic status and political ideology.