BILD Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement

Members of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) create communities for diverse and vibrant populations. We believe in order to meet the real estate needs of all GTA residents, to create an industry that is socially responsible, sustainable and successful, it is essential to have a workforce that reflects this diversity.

We recognize differences in race, age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural background, physical and mental ability bring richness to our collective work and living environments. Inclusiveness and equity fuel innovation and allow us to create communities that meet the needs of all GTA residents.

BILD resolves to proactively reduce the causes of workplace racism by facilitating awareness and education in the industry and work to promote diversity, equity and inclusion. We stand by a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination, racism or oppression in any form in our industry, workplaces or jobsites.

 

BILD Member Resources

Zero-tolerance is a practice of setting high standards of conduct for not tolerating discriminatory behavior. Download BILD’s guidance document about implementing a zero-tolerance policy on discrimination.

 BILD Principal-members can show their commitment and support on behalf of their company, by signing BILD's Leader’s Pledge. For more information on the Leader’s Pledge or to return signed pledges contact Danielle Chin at dchin@bildgta.ca or Justin Sherwood at Jsherwood@bildgta.ca.

BILD’s work on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is overseen by a member volunteer People and Culture Committee. See the committee's comprehensive, multi-year work plan.

To be added to the distribution list for BILD People and Culture information, education sessions and resource materials, please email dchin@bildgta.ca

 

More Resources

Anti-Black Racism Resources from INNOV-8

Michael Eric Dyson speaks on Munk Dialogues

George Floyd and the dangerously unequal effects of ‘stay at home’ orders

Masai Ujiri: To overcome racism, we must raise our voices

When I look in the mirror, I see George Floyd