Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity

Our Stratford chapter of PAL Canada recognizes that growth and change are required to serve the diversity of artists and artisans in our community.  We open our tent to all members of the arts community, those who support PAL’s mission, and the wider community in which we live and work.  We are committed to fair and equal access to membership and leadership regardless of age, ethnicity, religion, gender orientation, or ability.

Our organization stands in solidarity with Black/Indigenous/People of Colour, people of all abilities, and people of all gender identifications.

We recognize and acknowledge that Stratford sits on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, the Haudensaunee Confederacy, the Wendat, and the Neutrals who share their ancestral lands with us under The Dish with One Spoon Treaty.  We recognize and deeply appreciate their historic connection to this place.  We thank all the generations of people who have taken care of this land for thousands of years.

We also recognize and acknowledge the contributions that Métis, Inuit, and other Indigenous peoples have made in shaping and strengthening this community, and our province and country as a whole.