THIS IS

WHO

WE ARE

We are a community of people who believe that a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion off the court is as important as our play on it.

We believe differences in ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status should not differentiate how people are treated: with kindness, with compassion, and with respect.
We believe that listening is as important as speaking. We will not hesitate to take action, and we will do so intentionally, focused on change.

We are empowered.
We are determined to learn, to lead, and to love.
We are all human.
We are the Toronto Raptors.

- maple leafs sports & ent (MLSE)

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drive SOCIAL
IMPACT
Drive Social Impact by demonstrating community leadership and empowering marginalized groups.

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WORKFORCE
INTERSECTIONALITY
Champion Workforce Intersectionality by leading in embracing and valuing all identities in a world-class workforce.

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PARTNERSHIP
ACCOUNTABILITY
Ensure Partnership Accountability by evaluating all partnerships to make certain that stakeholders align with our mission and values.

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EDUCATION
REFORM
Advocate Education Reform through review of curriculums, programs, and access to resources.
Raptors to visit London to help bring the community together by uniting against hate
Head Coach, Nick Nurse explains what the London trip means to the team and how they will use sport to help bring the community together.
Awakenings - Freedom Heights (A Song For Joshua Glover)
Kitchen Concerts at the Inn is a music series celebrating life and honouring the story of Joshua Glover, a freedom seeker who escaped enslavement and jail in the United States and then lived and worked at Montgomery’s Inn. Chapter I launches with a powerful lyric video for the commissioned new song “Freedom Heights (A Song for Joshua Glover),” which reflects on Joshua Glover’s fight for freedom and his will to survive and live as a free man. After escaping enslavement and capture in Missouri and Wisconsin, in 1854 Joshua Glover found refuge in Toronto, where the abolitionist movement was prominent at the time. Here he created a new life―one that was a true testimony to resilience and human dignity. He still inspires us today to fight for life and freedom, not only our own, but for those who need help the most. Musicians Jully Black, Susan Carol, Savannah Ré, Emanuel, and Kardinal Offishall have contributed to this song of revolution, empowerment and resistance that pays homage to Joshua Glover, aiming to bring an awakening of inner light and peace during current times of struggle. Learn more at http://toronto.ca/museums Commissioned by Toronto History Museums, City of Toronto, for Awakenings
Raptors Celebrate Asian Heritage Month
Celebrating the Asian community within the Raptors organization and making sure that they are seen. Spoken word poem by Christian Magisi.
Northern Reflections: Joey Leung Brings The Raptors Community Initiatives To Life
Northern Reflections is a series celebrating and profiling the Toronto Raptors and those that are inspired by them. Joey Leung is the Raptors Community and Player Relations Coordinator and speaks on the impact of working with players on community initiatives, the power of sport and representation
NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum, On The Responsibility of Representation
Hold Space is where we hold space for important conversations as Savanna Hamilton speaks with NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum about his Asian heritage, the NBA taking a stand on Asian racism and why representation matters.