Toronto Relationship Clinic Policy Statement on Diversity, Inclusion, and Non-Discrimination
The Toronto Relationship Clinic (TRC) is committed to diversity and inclusion. It is the policy of the Toronto Relationship Clinic not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, skin colour, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability or veteran/military status in matters of obtaining services. Services include all clinical services, educational programs, or other activities TRC operates. The clinicians and staff at the TRC are fully committed to function in accordance with all applicable federal, provincial, and local laws regarding non-discrimination.
Moreover, non-discrimination is far more than a policy statement or an ethical guideline, it is one of our core values. We work from an anti-oppressive framework. We value diversity, inclusivity, and a non-judgmental approach. We are feminist in orientation and acknowledge one’s social location. You are always welcome to bring issues of race, gender, politics, patriarchy, men’s issues, women’s issues, etc. to therapy. Diversity is the lens by which we view the world. We are here for BIPOC first. We are here for LGBTQ people. Representation matters. We are social justice oriented. We understand and have the lived experience of intersectionality. You matter here. You are welcome here. We acknowledge the intergenerational trauma caused by colonization, genocide, segregation, slavery, racism, classism, etc. We will not sweep the reality of our present in light of our past under the rug. The trauma is real and we get it. We are here to sit with it, process it, and begin to heal together. You are welcome to bring yourself, just as you are, to every therapy session.