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No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger than its weakest people, and as long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you might otherwise.

- Marian Anderson

OUR

PLEDGE

Know Better, Do Better

OUR

ACTIONS

How We Are Supporting the Cause

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OUR

EDUCATION

Resources We Have Learned From

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INVOLVED

Join Us in Making Change

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OUR PLEDGE

We are deeply upset and outraged by the recent murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Elijah McClain, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. These murders are only the most recent examples of a deep-seated historical problem of systemic racism in the US and in many other parts of our world, including Canada.  

 

At NPX, we believe it is our job to make the world a better place. This work goes far beyond clean nuclear power, innovation, and technology. It starts with a foundation of equity, inclusion, and playing an active role in the dismantling of systemic discrimination and injustice that exists in our community and the world. Our team has always had an unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusivity, but we also have come to understand that being 'not racist' is simply not enough. Racism is something that exists in our communities and something that we must confront and work to eradicate. We are committed to being an anti-racist company; not just in words but in action.  

 

As members of the nuclear industry we must acknowledge that we have been too complacent, that our current diversity and inclusion initiatives don't go far enough to address the complex issues of systematic racism and injustice. The leadership of our industry does not represent the diversity of our communities.  As an industry we can, and must, do more. At NPX, the process we are following is one of education, decision, and action. We have begun our journey by listening to the voices and experiences of BIPOC to educate and guide us.  We are educating ourselves about the history and lasting impact of systemic racism. We are focused on proactive action on diversity, equity, and inclusion that delivers long term, sustainable, meaningful change. We are working on our plan and it will include a comprehensive review of our existing diversity, equity, and inclusion training programs, hiring processes, compensation practices, community support and political action. 

 

We are committed to helping change the course of history and creating a company, a community, and a world that future generations can be proud of. We are committed to making it happen.  

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COMMUNITY

  • Provide or support community events to educate the community members on BLM and indigenous movements 
     

  • Work with other businesses, community organizations, and schools to facilitate further education
     

  • Continue to generate initiatives to raise money for charities

COMPANY

  • Create a dedicated time slot in the weekly team meeting for discussion of a chosen article, video or other resource related to racism and inequity
     

  • Create an advisory board to hold regular review sessions of the action plan and keep us accountable
     

  • Upkeep training opportunities and ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to get it and stay fresh 
     

  • Revise employee feedback form questions to include metrics such as belongingness that were previously overlooked

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HIRING

  • Lay out best practices and guidance for NPX staff conducting interviews  

  • Increase diversity with job boards or career fair/events that we attend  

 

  • Hiring challenge sessions (once candidate is shortlisted, arrange for an independent challenge on the decision making) 
     

  • Create more opportunities in the candidate pipeline by raising awareness, educating candidates in various high schools, colleges etc.  

POLITICAL

  • Get Bruce County into a place where issues are being talked about in media such as newspaper articles and radio interviews
     

  • Find out what events are happening in the community and participate in them

 

  • Create social programs to assist different types of communities (Indigenous, etc.) 
     

  • Engage with local MPs and start conversations

Podium

NPX is a proud signatory of the Black North Initiative CEO pledge and also helped to create the Nuclear Against Racism initiative, an initiative dedicated to ending racism in the nuclear industry, in collaboration with many other nuclear organizations. 

We encourage everyone to check out the Black North and Nuclear Against Racism initiatives and join us in making change.

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BOOK SUGGESTIONS

BOOKS FOR ADULTS

  • White Fragility - Robin Diangelo 

  • Between the world and me - Ta-nehisi Coates 

  • How to be Anti-Racist - Ibram X Kendi 

  • Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge 

  • So You Want to Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oluo 

  • Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice - Paul Kivel 

  • The Meaning of Freedom: And Other Difficult Dialogues - Angela Y. Davis 

  • White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son - Tim Wise 

  • Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk about Race and How to Do It - Shelly Tochluk 

  • The New Jim Crow - Michelle Alexander 

  • Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot - Mikki Kendall 

  • Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century - Dorothy Roberts 

  • Strength To Love - Martin Luther King Jr. 

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

  • Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins - Carole Boston Weatherford  

  • Many Thousand Gone: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom - Virginia Hamilton 

  • One Crazy Summer - Rita Williams-Garcia 

  • Little big Dreams Series - Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Muhammad Ali, MLK...

  • The Stone Thrower - Jael Ealey

  • A is for Activist - Innosanto Nagara

  • Viola Desmond Won’t Be Budged - Jody Nyasha Warner

  • The Other Side -  Jacqueline Woodson

  • The Story of Ruby Bridges - Robert Coles

Nuclear Against Racism

It's time to end racism. NPX is committed to making a difference in our industry and communities by spreading awareness, educating ourselves and pushing for systemic change.

Nuclear Against Racism is a platform for organizations and individuals in the nuclear industry to share resources and spotlight what is being done in the industry to end racism.

Become a member with us and fuel the cause.

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