Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Statement
FearIsNotLove is committed to our mission of ending domestic violence and abuse in Calgary. We recognize that an inclusive and diverse environment where the unique characteristics, skills and experiences of all staff, clients, funders, partners, vendors, volunteers, and board members are treated with dignity and respect advances this mission.
All are welcome here.
We work to ensure our culture is open and inclusive for all, investing in continuous training for our staff on all matters of diversity, equity and inclusion, including training in understanding Indigenous culture as part of our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation.
Respect and Dignity of Persons Served
FearIsNotLove recognizes and prioritizes the inherent dignity and self-worth of every client we serve. Each program prioritizes dignity and value of persons served as the central focus of the agency. This policy takes priority over the proprietary interests of the agency.
FearIsNotLove abides by legislation outlined in the Alberta Human Rights Act (AHR Act) which defines that all personnel, including Board Members, employees, volunteers, practicum students, and persons served are to be treated without discrimination pertaining to race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religious or spiritual beliefs, gender/gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical disability, mental disability, family status or source of income.
The agency is aware, however, that cultural and/or other variations in the demographics of persons served may occur and possibly require targeted recruitment and employment practices that are reflective of specific characteristics. In the event that an employee is recruited or selected with regards to specific characteristics, these actions are taken in accordance with the law(s) and exemptions governing equal opportunity in employment.
FearIsNotLove will provide a fair, healthy and cooperative workplace and all staff will ensure discrimination does not occur in either its recruitment, staffing practices or in the delivery of its services.
To avoid a conflict of interest, no person who has been a client shall be accepted for a position on the Board of Directors for a period of five (5) years after the last date of contact as a client. No past employee shall be accepted for a position on the Board of Directors for a period of one (1) year after the last date of contact as an employee. Volunteers, other than community advisor board committee volunteers, shall not be accepted for a position on the board for a period of one (1) year after their last date of contact as a volunteer
Under no circumstances will programs give preference to any persons applying for services from FearIsNotLove. In the case where a potential client may be known or related to the governing board, advisory body, staff, or consultants of our agency, this information will be disclosed to the CEO/Executive Director and/or the Chief Program Officer who will review the referral for any potential conflict of interest. Any concerns will be brought forward to the CEO/Executive Director for review.