A MESSAGE OF COMMITMENT AND SOLIDARITY
These are unprecedented times on so many levels, for all of us. Historical inequities have been surfaced and highlighted, both here, and across the world. We understand Covid is not the great equalizer. We are all uncertain of what the future holds. We feel, and are hurting, with our brothers and sisters, with our communities, with our families, with our friends and colleagues, with you. As those impacted, as allies, as those who will bear witness.
SCCC will double our resolve to act against anti-Black racism, against anti-Asian racism, against all racism, oppression and anything that threatens the values that we have built together as a neighbourhood, a community, a family.
Because of our communities, this organization has a long history of challenging unfair systems and ongoing relentless oppressions against our most vulnerable community members, often with others, sometimes alone. Our commitment will continue to focus on breaking down barriers that prevent our communities from achieving success and thriving.
Today we hurt, mourn, rage and reflect with our communities, and the city we serve. We will act together, as communities, as agencies, as individuals, and as collectives to change these systems that continue to hold communities back.
Let’s remain strong. Let’s reach out to one another if we need to. Let’s make Toronto a city that is fair, just, warm, welcoming and ready to act. Let us earn the Sanctuary City status we proudly wear. Let’s make sure every resident in Toronto is protected, assisted, and given the space to achieve their own potential. We commit to doing our part, with you.