Equity & Inclusion

Click here for a .pdf copy of CFSGE’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Equity and Inclusion at CFS GE

Equity & InclusionChild and Family Services of Grand Erie is committed to working with families in respectful ways that embrace and celebrate the diversity of families, children and youth. Our Agency embraces the principles of anti-oppressive practice and values working from a strength-based perspective, where every family receiving service is treated with dignity, compassion and respect.

CFS GE is committed to having a Board and Staff composition that reflects the cultural diversity of our community and the diverse population we serve with respect to age, gender, and people with lived experience, including individuals who identify as African Canadian, Indigenous, Racialized People, and LGTBQ2S+.

We encourage and actively seek individuals with lived experience to consider serving in a governance capacity as a volunteer on our Board.

We also encourage all individuals with required qualifications to consider joining our team by applying for staff positions posted.  Follow our LinkedIn company page here  and/or check provincial child welfare employment listings at www.oacas.org/careers.

Equity and Anti-Racism Learning Materials for Adults

Books (non-fiction and novels) – *= Canadian content

  • Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. Americanah
  • Alexander, M. The New Jim Crow
  • Anderson, C.(2017). White Rage: The unspoken truth of our racial divide
  • Austin, David. Fear of a Black Nation: Race, sex and security in sixties Montreal*
  • Clarke, Austin. The Polished Hoe
  • Cooper, Afua. The Hanging of Angélique*
  • Cole, Desmond. The Skin We’re In: A year of Black resistance and power. *
  • Colvin, Jeffrey. Africville: A novel*
  • Diangelo, Robin. White fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism
  • Diverlus, Hudson, Ware. Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada*
  • Edo-Lodge, Reni. Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race
  • Foster, Cecil. They Call Me George: The untold story of Black train porters and the birth of modern Canada *
  • Muhammed, K.G. The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, crime and the making of modern urban America
  • Hill, Lawrence. The Book of Negroes *
  • Kendi, Ibram. Stamped from the Beginning
  • Kendi, Ibram. How to be an Anti-Racist
  • Maynard, Robyn. Policing Black Lives: State violence in Canada from slavery to present. *
  • Metz, J. Dying of Whiteness
  • Morrison, Toni. Beloved
  • Morrison, Toni .The Bluest Eye
  • Oluo, Ijeoma. So You Want to Talk about Race
  • Philip, M. NourbeSe. Blank: Essays and Interviews*
  • Reynolds, Graham. Viola Desmond’s Canada*
  • Rothstein, R. The Color of Law
  • Saad, Layla F. Me and White Supremacy
  • Umrigar, Thrity. Everybody’s Son
  • Vermette, Katherena, The Break*
  • Walcott, R. Black Like Who?: Writing Black Canada*
  • Walcott, R. & Abdillahi, I.(2019) Blacklife: Post BLM and the struggle for freedom.*

Films/tv shows/media:

  • Understanding Black Stories –Free movie offerings from Cineplex (some of the titles listed above are also being offered here)
  • The Akua Benjamin Legacy Project: celebrating 50 years of Black activism
  • The 13th (Documentary) —Netflix
  • American Son (Movie) —Netflix
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (Documentary) —Rent
  • Dear White People (TV Show & Movie) —Netflix & Rent
  • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Documentary) —Netflix
  • Do The Right Thing (Movie) —Rent
  • Fruitvale Station (Movie) —Rent
  • Liberation Pedagogy Project Podcast
  • The Hate U Give (Movie) —HBO
  • I Am Not Your Negro (Documentary) —Rent
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Movie) —Amazon Prime/ Rent
  • Just Mercy (Movie) —Rent
  • The Kalief Browder Story (Documentary) —Netflix
  • The Mask You Live In – Amazon Prime
  • Little Fires Everywhere -Amazon Prime
  • Loving (Movie) —Rent
  • Moonlight —Netflix
  • Mudbound(Movie) —Netflix
  • The Murder of Fred Hampton (Documentary) —Rent
  • Reconstruction: America After the Civil War (TV Series) —PBS
  • Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story —Rent
  • Sandy and Nora Podcast, June 2nd, Talk Politics
  • Selma (Movie) —Rent
  • Teach Us All (Documentary) —Netflix
  • * The Book of Negroes –CBC
  • We Were Children – film documentary about two persons experiences in residential schools
  • When They See Us (Television Series) —Netflix 

Additional related learning resources can be found via the quick links in the sidebar.