Equity and Inclusion

Anti-oppressive Practice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our Anti-Oppressive Practice Directional Statement:

We are committed to anti-oppressive practice in which we challenge the impacts of power and privilege, eliminate barriers, and are inclusive of the broad range of diversity in our community.

Learn more about our AOPDEI work

View Frequently asked questions.

Please visit our Resource page for information on local and online resources.

Black History Community Events

Each year, since 2016, we have invited members of our community to join us for our Black History events. Please watch our website and social media for information about our events.

We were also honoured to have Fowzia Duale Virtue present on the important work of the Black Experience Project. View the video below to hear from our guest speakers at our Black History Event in 2016.

Building Bridges for the Success of our Children and Youth

Each year since 2015, we have hosted public consultations with our community. Building Bridges for the Success of our Children and Youth has become an annual consultation presented in collaboration with our Community Advisory Council.  Please visit the Building Bridges section of our website for more information and to view videos of past presentations.

AOP Community launch

On June 2, 2015, Durham CAS hosted our Anti-Oppressive Practice Launch with our community.

Anti-Oppressive Practice Framework

The Ontario Association of Children’s Aids Societies (OACAS) has developed on Anti-Oppressive Practice Framework for Child Welfare in Ontario. Download a copy here.