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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AT THE HEART OF THE GUIBORD CENTER’S MISSION AND STRUCTURE

The Guibord Center celebrates the growing recognition of the values inherent in diversity and inclusiveness in every aspect of society.

Sensitivity toward issues of diversity and inclusion is quickly expanding beyond race, age, gender and culture.  Faith and spirituality have been added, thereby recognizing that these too are vital aspects of our identity in all environments, including the workplace. This change helps to create a more cohesive and authentic environment for all people, encouraging them to thrive at every level of their being.

Diversity and inclusion are incorporated in our mission:

 To bring people together to challenge assumptions,
unleash the Holy and affirm the faith that transforms the world.

We believe every human being is sacred, has value and is worthy of respect. Diverse perspectives and life experiences enrich the conversation, allowing us to expand our understanding and grow beyond our biases and assumptions about “the other.”

While acknowledging that being open to viewpoints different than our own can be challenging and uncomfortable, we believe providing a safe and respectful place to experience that which inspires others to be their best selves, deepens and expands our capacity to engage the best within ourselves.

The Guibord Center makes a concerted effort at every level of to reach out to and include people from all backgrounds, faiths, races, ages, genders, orientations and beliefs. We continue to benefit from becoming more diverse and inclusive as we grow.