Become An Ally

In agreement with the principles outlined by the The Anti-Oppressive Network, WOCDC asserts that allyship is not an identity, nor is it self defined, or an exercise of guilt; rather, it is work recognized by the community(ies) that one is seeking to ally oneself with, done out of responsibility, and in a genuine interest to challenge systemic oppression.


Educate yourself on the historical, social and political marginalization of WOC.


Acknowledge the challenges faced by WOC in Durham Region by listening to them with empathy and sincerity.


Inquire about how you can use your knowledge, influence and organizational resources to support WOC in Durham.


Actively champion race and gender inclusivity in your personal and professional networks.