We honor and celebrate the uniqueness of each individual and we recognize that differences within our community and out in the world are an important source of enrichment, interpersonal growth. At Barrie we embrace a broad definition of diversity that includes race, ethnicity, gender, age, national
origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, language, and physical appearance. Our definition also includes diversity of thought—ideas, perspectives, and values—and the understanding that individuals are diverse in a multitude of ways. We embrace this understanding
in support of our inclusive and welcoming community. For us, diversity, equity, and inclusion goes beyond the obvious of “not discriminating”. We actively work to create not just a diverse community, but one that eliminates barriers to full participation. We create environments and experiences where
any individual or group can be and feel welcomed and respected. We build this understanding into our curriculum and pursue thought-provoking and courageous conversations that increase awareness and inclusive thinking.
Learn how Barrie celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion on a daily basis.