United Way's Commitment to Equity
United Way's Equity Definition:
"Equity is the intentional inclusion of everyone in society. Equity is achieved when systemic, institutional, and historical barriers based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities are dismantled and no longer predict socioeconomic, education and health outcomes."
United Way's Vision for Equity:
"We recognize structural racism and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent disparities which United Way seeks to dismantle. Our United Way network strives to engage community members, especially those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized. We identify leaders in communities and work with residents and public and private partners to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, supports, opportunities and networks they need to thrive. We commit to leveraging all of our assets (convening, strategic investments, awareness building, advocacy) to create more equitable communities.
United Way of the Greater Capital Region's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee is currently in the process of drafting a complementary statement specific to the Capital Region.