Policies

Anti-racism, diversity and inclusion

Anti-racism

​Dig A Little Deeper, Psychotherapy & Counselling (DALD) unequivocally condemns all forms of anti-Black racism and stands in solidarity with those standing up and speaking up about the injustices faced by Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) in Ontario, Canada, and the Global Community.

Psychotherapists and counsellors have an important role to play in addressing the disproportionate impact of violence and coercion on people of colour. We must not only acknowledge and reckon with the impact of systemic racism on our most vulnerable and marginalized clients, but we must also rise up and do the work to dismantle oppressive structures and work towards a more just and equitable healthcare system.

​DALD is committed to addressing the issue of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging through words and deeds as we move forward as a profession and as a community.

Diversity & Inclusion

Dig A Little Deeper, Psychotherapy & Counselling is committed to diversity and inclusion. It is the policy of DALD not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, skin colour, religion/spirituality, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability or veteran/military status in matters of obtaining services. Services include all clinical services, educational programs, or other activities DALD operates. The clinicians and staff at the DALD are fully committed to function in accordance with all applicable federal, provincial, and local laws regarding non-discrimination.

As stewards of good mental health, we value diversity, inclusivity, and a non-judgmental approach. You are always welcome to bring issues of race, gender, politics, patriarchy, men’s issues, women’s issues, etc. to therapy. Diversity is the lens by which we each individually experience the world. We are here for BIPOC and LGBTQ people. You are welcome to bring yourself, just as you are, to every therapy session.

At DALD, we also acknowledge our main headquarters on King Street West, Caledon, Ontario is on Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Haudenosaunee, Mississauga, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, and Petun land.

We acknowledge our status as settlers to this land that we do our work on, and do all we can to help you honour your values and culture, in seeking support for your mental health.

We welcome and urge you to hold us accountable, on any of these important factors
​in your experience of mental health treatment and support with DALD.