We are greatly concerned about systemic anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism, and that our Black and Indigenous colleagues, partners and neighbours do not feel safe. We understand the deep pain and anger they are feeling and we stand together with them. We cannot build communities when so many do not feel safe, valued, heard and seen. We are pained by what we see around us, yet determined to work together with our partners and with our communities to raise awareness and develop solutions to address systemic racism.
Elisha Laker, Family Services York Region CEO