We are very proud to announce that SHIP has won the award for Best Nonprofit Employer – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (20+ staff) from CharityVillage. 


This award is a testament to our collective dedication to fostering equity, diversity and inclusion within our organization.  This recognition symbolizes our ongoing journey toward a more equitable, diverse and inclusive future.



Some of the highlight accomplishments of our EDI efforts include:

  • Hiring a dedicated Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Manager and a committed staff-driven EDI committee
  • The development and implementation of our Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Anti-Racism (IDEA) Framework
  • Use of client and staff data to identify equity gaps for recruitment purposes and how to best deliver our services
  • Formalization of strategic partnerships with organizations serving under-represented communities who have a voice to share (i.e. trans, disabled, newcomer, Indigenous, other racialized groups)
  • Brave Spaces, Safe Spaces, and Employee Resource Groups created to provide opportunities for staff to engage in facilitated discussion in a safe environment

Congratulations to our fantastic team and let’s celebrate this milestone together and continue to make SHIP a place where everyone feels valued.