Listen, learn, amplify.

Carrington & Co is committed to being anti-racist, inclusive and accessible.

Growth is forever and always a continuous process. You don’t arrive at an endpoint. My team and I will continue to learn, unlearn, discuss and improve on so many of the things that we don’t know as we recognize, celebrate, and honour the diversity that surrounds us. 

Our intention is to create the safest work environment possible, where clients, employees, contractors and their families feels included, heard, and welcomed.

And when that isn’t the case, we commit ourselves to be brave in the face of welcomed feedback so that we can move toward doing better tomorrow than we did today. We believe diversity, equity and inclusion are the cornerstones of our goal to reconnect the world. 

We know this: what you permit, you promote; and what you allow, you condone. 

Saying nothing? Even if we don’t always get it right, is no longer an option. Because the inequities are undeniable. We aim to amplify the voices who deserve to be heard and underscore the contributions of those who have been historically underrepresented. Celebrating the diversity around us is part of what we do here.  

When we are acknowledged, we will rise. 

What we’ve done so far:

  • In 2021, we hired a leading expert on diversity, equity, and anti-racist training for an employee workshop.
  • Our merchandise is selected with great care, from as many local artisans as possible. The following merchandise has been purchased from BIPOC and/or women-owned businesses: Kokum Scrunchies, Scents of Shame, Days With Gray, BauXo, Megan Hazel JewelleryWayne’s Hummingbirds, One Crafty Mother, Country Sophisticate and Lumberjill Apparel.
  • In 2022, we hired  Clary Chambers, accessibility and inclusion consultant (and rockstar) to audit our company and content and make recommendations for improvement and growth. Clary continues to provides us with insight and resources to make our content and digital spaces more inclusive and accessible. We continue the process of learning and unlearning with Clary, and we really love working with her!
  • We invite a diverse range of guests to join the conversation on our weekly live streams.
  • Many of our past speakers are minorities who are hired to present their stories and messages at our live and virtual events.
  • In 2022 we have committed to making our website more accessible and inclusive by incorporating image alt-text to our pages.

The Micropedia: an amazing resource.

What is a microaggression?

(def.) Microaggressions are everyday snubs and insults that marginalized groups face. They’re often very subtle comments or actions that come from implicit bias and/or stereotypes. They might seem like a compliment (“You’re beautiful for a transgender girl”), a harmless comment (“Where are you really from?”), or a subconscious action (crossing the street to avoid a racialized person).

If you’re like us, looking for resources to help in the learning and unlearning process, browse this amazing website, The Micropedia to learn about microaggressions and their impact.

THE MICROPEDIA

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” -Desmond Tutu