Dear Air Canada Flight Attendant and Service Director Union Members,
Today, I’m reaching out to you with an invitation that’s close to my heart, an opportunity to make a real difference for all of us.
We’re looking to welcome new members to our Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Committee. This group is more than just a committee; it’s a beacon of hope, a platform for change, and a testament to our commitment from our union to ensure a workplace that’s inclusive, respectful, and equitable for all our flight attendants across Canada.
We are a vibrant tapestry of diversity, a community where women, LGBT2+, and Indigenous members thrive. We speak every language and hail from every corner of the world. This rich diversity is not just our strength; it’s our identity and our pride.
As a member of the D&I Committee, you’ll have the opportunity to:
- Organize educational workshops and focus groups.
- Encourage clear communication from the company on issues surrounding D&I
- Advocate for mandatory unconscious bias/diversity training.
- Participate in regular meetings to discuss and design diversity initiatives.
I understand that joining a committee is a commitment, and I want to assure you that your voice will be heard, your contributions valued, and your efforts recognized.
I also want to take this opportunity to say that if you’ve faced any issues related to diversity and inclusion in your role as a flight attendant and service director, please don’t hesitate to share them with us. Your experiences, your stories, and your insights are invaluable. They will not only help us understand the challenges that we are facing but also guide us in our efforts to make Air Canada a better place for everyone. Not only for us but also for our passengers.
If you’re interested in joining the D&I Committee or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Together, we can make Air Canada a more inclusive and diverse workplace, a place where everyone feels valued, respected, and loved.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Co-Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Committee