Little Sister Coffee Maker is committed to not only being an inclusive space but to fighting against the systemic racism that our business exists within.
Below is an overview of our actionable steps forward:
1. Anti-oppression Education
Management has completed an online course by Monique Melton while all staff will have completed education by October, 2020. (Update: Completed by Diversity Essentials via Zoom on November 26, 2020)
2. HR + Hiring Policy
Quarterly staff meetings (with platform to bring forward topics to be discussed anonymously), annual staff reviews, and exit interviews will be implemented.
All job openings will now be posted / word of mouth is no longer our primary hiring tool.
Displaying local art has always been a priority to Little Sister Coffee Maker. It continues to be as such. Moving forward, we will deliberately be working with BIPOC artists within the creative community of Winnipeg to diversify the art we display.
Little Sister Coffee Maker is seeking an ongoing partnership with a Black-run or Indigenous-run organization here in Winnipeg. Our current longstanding partnerships with Art City and the Women’s Health Clinic will continue. We realize a new partnership will take some time to develop. In the meantime we have made financial contributions to Justice for Black Lives Winnipeg, Aboriginal Youth Opportunities, IRSS, and the Black Lives Matter Minneapolis movement. (updated July, 2021)