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Statement on Racism and Violence

Statement on Racism and Violence

In light of recent events that highlight the prevalence of and deep trauma caused by racism, we feel it is important to state that Fred Victor stands in solidarity with its Black and Brown employees and their families – and with Black and Brown communities seeking justice globally.

Anti-discrimination, anti-oppression, and equity are ingrained in our values. Racism is not tolerated in our spaces, and we will continue to strive to eliminate systemic discrimination and inequities for people experiencing poverty and homelessness.

Racialized groups are overrepresented in the homelessness sector. Each and every day, we see the consequences of institutionalized racism on the vulnerable and marginalized communities we serve – from the criminal justice system, to income and health inequities.

Fred Victor is committed to using its position and profile to fight racism both internally and externally.

We often hear that we all want to return to some sort of normalcy. The uncomfortable truth is that ‘normalcy’ is rooted in privilege. Our collective challenge is to redefine what the ‘new’ normal will be and aim for one that is firmly based in equity.

Sincerely,

Keith Hambly, CEO

Janet Mason, Board of Directors Chair