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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.

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

mission Statement:
to champion a culture of equity by standing against all forms of racism and hate with an intentional focus on intersectionalities within Black and Indigenous communities.

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Equitable Workplace
Drive Social Impact by demonstrating community leadership and empowering marginalized groups.

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Truth Through Education
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.

The Raptors Hold Space for the National Basketball Youth Mentorship Program as Founder and President, Kevin Wilson joins Savanna Hamilton to speak about the program and why mentorship is important. The mentorship program is a free program that youth can sign up for at any time at www.nbymp.ca.

Northern Reflections: Fred VanVleet on Black Excellence.
Northern Reflections is a series celebrating and profiling the Raptors and their staff during Black History Month. Guard, Fred VanVleet explains what Black Excellence means to him.
Toronto Raptors celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.
Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors, and local Toronto and Tampa Bay youth describe the importance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day to them.
Adeyemi Adegbesan
Artist Adey interpretation of Dr. Martin Luther King’s quote “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.”
Krystal Ball
Artist Krystal Ball’s interpretation of Dr. Martin Luther King’s quote “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
Mark Stoddart
Artist Mark Stoddart’s interpretation of Dr. Martin Luther King’s quote “I have decided to stick to love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”