Come as you are
Championing diversity and inclusion in Rotary — Together
Diversity and inclusion are core values of Rotaract Canada. As an MDIO, we recognize the progress that Rotary has made in DEI just as much as we recognize there is still much work to be done. We work to empower Rotaractors and Rotaract clubs alike to continue to be the champions of diversity they already are. We work to welcome all as they are. Period.
In Rotaract, we lend ourselves to the causes we are most passionate about, we it through sweat equity or fundraising for a partnering organization, cause or project. We encourage Rotaract and Rotary clubs alike to display their pride and re-affirm their commitment to inclusion and acceptance. You may find creative, COVID-safe ways to celebrate pride this summer in your own community. However you choose to participate and celebrate, share your story with us on social media with the #RotaractCanadaPride and tag us @RotaractCanada.
Come As You Are Collection
Every day, LGBTQ2S+ individuals around the world face prosecution and state-enabled discrimination based on their sexuality or gender identity. These individuals are vulnerable to systemic discrimination leading to displacement in their own country or preventing them from escaping harm. Our Come As you Are campaign is here to inspire and affirm diversity in Rotary as we celebrate pride safely. With our limited-edition pride collection, proceeds from every purchase will be donated to the Rainbow Railroad, a global Canadian charity that works to get LGBTQ2S+ facing prosecution to safety.
Rotaract Canada is proud to support clubs and districts throughout the region in becoming better educated in diversity, equity, and inclusion. By empowering Rotaractors from across the region to lend us their lived experiences, we are able to better equip the leaders of tomorrow, and today, with the tools needed to create safe, inclusive environments.
Stay tuned to this page for resources from the Rotaract Canada Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.