The Innovation Cluster is committed to creating equal opportunities for all community members to be able to flourish in the startup community, as individuals and global citizens. Our promise as a not-for-profit organization is an inclusive startup community acknowledging a need for equity. We demonstrate that we are committed to a culture of respect, recognition, accommodation and celebration of one another’s unique contributions to innovation and technology in the region and beyond. A commitment to developing and promoting processes and policies that are responsive to the needs of the Innovation Cluster’s diverse community which is of utmost importance.
The Innovation Cluster provides a vibrant, welcoming and inclusive environment for all clients, staff and guests from the community.
We affirm our commitment to excellence in innovation, and leadership in the business community on a local and global scale.
Diversity is a broad range of human identities, including but not restricted to the protected grounds of the Ontario Human Rights Code:
- Ancestry Citizenship
- Creed (religion)
- Ethnic origin
- Family status
- Gender Identity/Expression
- Marital Status (married, single, widowed, divorced, separated or living in a conjugal relationship outside of marriage, whether in a same sex or opposite sex relationship)
- Place of Origin
- Sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy and breastfeeding)
- Sexual orientation
We respectfully acknowledge that we are on the treaty and traditional territory of the Mississauga Anishinaabeg. We offer our gratitude to First Peoples for their care for, and teachings about, our earth and our relations. May we honour those teachings.