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Policy Statement

The Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) recognizes and respects individuality. We recognize and value the strength of the collective to promote positive transformations and to drive innovation. We firmly believe the more diverse our membership and perspectives are, the more effective we can be at enhancing the lives of Ontarians living with the effects of acquired brain injury (ABI).

OBIA has confidence that engaging with diverse perspectives in a respectful, purposeful, and meaningful manner not only fosters fairness and inclusivity, but also amplifies both our personal and collective achievements.

OBIA strives to promote best practices across our organization and the communities we serve in justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion (JDEI) regardless of ability, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status or education.

OBIA is dedicated to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. We are committed to ensuring equal opportunities and services for all and dismantling barriers that hinder us to propel forward with our mission.

We prohibit discrimination in accordance with federal and provincial legislation codes: 1. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights; 2. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms [1982]; 3. The Ontario Human Rights Code [1990].

We value and support: 1. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada – Calls to Action Report [2015]; and 2. The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls [2019].

OBIA affirms the rights of everyone to live, participate, and work in an environment that is free from discrimination.

Together, we aspire to create positive change in the lives of those living with the effects of brain injury and to build a more inclusive future.



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