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Carizon’s Diversity Survey by Ryerson’s Diversity Institute

We are at an exciting and crucial phase in our equity journey at Carizon. Ryerson’s Diversity Institute and Carizon have partnered to conduct an equity, diversity, and inclusion assessment to identify gaps and opportunities in our service delivery model, in relation to equity. To provide us with significant evidence-based recommendations, the Diversity Institute is carrying… Read more »

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Truth & Reconciliation Resources

Carizon Family and Community Services acknowledges that our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnaabe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our offices are situated on the Haldimand Tract which includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. We recognize that 950,000 acres of this land was promised by Treaty in 1784… Read more »

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Back in the Classroom: How Carizon’s Fort Classroom is Helping Students and Their Families Adjust to Back to School

After a prolonged period of virtual learning during school closures, Carizon’s Fort Classroom officially welcomed back its students this past September. The Fort, which is operated in partnership with the Waterloo Region District School Board, is a program for elementary-aged students that provides a specialized educational environment designed to meet the needs of children living with Fetal Alcohol… Read more »

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International Day of Friendship

“The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures, and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities. The International Day of Friendship is also based on the recognition of the relevance and importance of friendship as a noble… Read more »

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National Indigenous Peoples Day

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day! This day is significant because it marks the day when the Sun is closest to the Earth. It is the longest day of the year and the shortest night. Many cultures celebrate the Summer Solstice including many Indigenous people in Canada. Today, and during the month of June for… Read more »

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June: The Month of Intersectionality

June is #PrideMonth, and with the outpouring of anti-Black racism protests across the globe affirming that #blacklivesmatter, it is important to remember that the first Pride was not a celebration. Instead, Pride began rooted in struggle and protest at the Stonewall Inn in New York City (1969), led by Marsha P. Johnson, Stormé DeLarverie, Sylvia… Read more »

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Black Lives Matter

At Carizon, we commit to provide ongoing allyship and support to our Black clients, staff, family, friends, and community. In recognition of the recent tragedies across North America, and countless others that have not been mentioned in mainstream media, Carizon stands in solidarity with BIPOC communities, the Black Lives Matter movement, and those most affected… Read more »

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Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Today marks the ninth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), a day meant to focus on digital access and inclusion for the more than one billion people with different disabilities and impairments. For all of us, it’s an opportunity to celebrate how technology is becoming more usable and accessible for people with disabilities, while also… Read more »

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