Apology Statement

At Family Transition Place (FTP), we recognize the importance of fostering a culture of inclusivity, respect, and understanding. As an organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families in our community, we strive to uphold these values in all aspects of our work.

It is with humility and sincerity that we acknowledge the generational trauma, ongoing discrimination and inequalities experienced by First Nations, Inuit and Métis people and individuals from racial and ethnic minority groups. Unethical colonial practices lead to oppression, discrimination, human atrocities and social injustices resulting in lost heritage, dehumanization and underserved supports. We deeply regret any harm or hurt caused by past and current practices, actions, policies, or attitudes not in alignment with our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

As part of our ongoing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) efforts, we are taking steps to better listen, learn and address systemic barriers and promote positive change for a more equitable and inclusive society. We understand that true healing requires acknowledgement, accountability, and meaningful action.

We will continue educating ourselves, engaging in difficult conversations, and actively challenging biases and prejudices. By improving our practices, approaches, and use of language, we hope to continue fostering an environment where everyone can feel safe, valued, respected, and empowered to thrive.

Together, with the ongoing participation and support of our community, we can achieve an equitable and understanding society.

June 2024

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