The Ontario Science Centre is committed to advancing and supporting priorities that ensure diversity, inclusion, accessibility and anti-racism.
We acknowledge that racism, discrimination and systemic bias exists against Black, Indigenous, and other racialized communities in our society–and we know there is much work to be done. We are committed to examining and addressing systemic racism and bias within our organization, and also to playing a role in our community to raise awareness, to fight racism and work to help bring about real social change.
Our goal at the Ontario Science Centre has always been to create a space–physical and psychological–that is welcoming to our visitors, staff and partners. We recognize that it is not enough to have this only as a goal–we must take concrete actions to create positive and sustainable change for our entire community, both inside and outside of the Science Centre.
That is why we have committed to significantly advancing anti-racism through the following actions:
We will make our framework available publicly, measure what we do, and be accountable–and ensure that the Science Centre is a leader for change.
Paul Kortenaar, PhD
CEO, Ontario Science Centre