About SCIO

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

SCIO’s Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)

At Spinal Cord Injury Ontario (SCIO), we recognize that our strength and success are deeply rooted in the diversity of our community. Our commitment to EDI is integral to our mission of empowering individuals impacted by spinal cord injuries and fostering an environment where everyone can thrive. Our EDI strategy is a reflection of our dedication to creating a world that is accessible, inclusive, and equitable for all.

Our approach

SCIO’s approach to EDI is comprehensive, spanning from our internal practices to the services we provide and the advocacy work we undertake. We understand that equity, diversity, and inclusion must be woven into the fabric of our organization to truly reflect the communities we serve and to create lasting impact. Creating and fostering a sense of belonging remains at the core of our values. We acknowledge that the journey towards full equity, diversity, and inclusion is ongoing. SCIO is committed to continuous learning, growth, and adaptation in our EDI practices. We seek out partnerships, engage in open dialogue with our community, and embrace opportunities for education and awareness to ensure that our EDI strategy remains dynamic, effective, and reflective of the needs of the diverse individuals we serve.

Advocacy for systemic change

Our advocacy work is rooted in the belief that systemic change is necessary to achieve a fully inclusive Ontario. SCIO actively engages in policy discussions and advocacy efforts to dismantle barriers and promote equity, diversity, and inclusion across all sectors of society.

We leverage our expertise and the lived experiences of our community to push for changes that benefit not only individuals with spinal cord injuries but all those facing discrimination and exclusion.

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