Diversity, Inclusion, Equity

Diversity, Inclusion, Equity Statement

Sunbeam Community & Developmental Services is a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace where all employees, volunteers and service providers, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, age, sexual orientation or gender identity, education or disability, feel valued and respected.

We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach in providing equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all our departments, programs, and worksites. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard.

We model diversity, inclusivity and equity for the developmental services sector, and maintain an environment with equitable treatment for all.  We explore potential underlying unchallenged assumptions that interfere with inclusiveness.

To provide informed, authentic leadership for cultural equity, Sunbeam creates a safe space for employees to engage in self-reflection, and to share their personal experiences as they pertain to diversity and inclusion.

We encourage the demonstration of allyship* throughout our workplace.

* Allyship is the active, consistent, and arduous practice of unlearning and re-evaluating, in which a person of privilege seeks to operate in solidarity with marginalized groups of people.

The words of Gandhi reflect the spirit of being an ally: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”   Maya Angelou