It's the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, you guessed it! Toronto Pride is officially here. Uberflip is excited to get involved and support pride again this year and we hope you are too.
This past year we got to focus a lot on LGBTQ+ initiatives and we're excited for whats to come.
In case you missed it, Uberflip was a very proud sponsor of Venture Out back in February. We got to be part of this amazing event while showing our support to the LGBTQ+ community. Uberflip lead a workshop called "Creating an inclusive workplace with Uberflip" that was lead by team members Julie Whish & James King.
Last year we brought our friends in from an amazing organization called Get REAL. They shared their stories and passions with us about creating an inclusive, safe space for everyone to truly be themselves. This is something we're always striving to maintain, and creating an office that people feel proud of, feels like home and a place where people can be authentic to who they truly are is so important to us.
We're proud sponsors for the second year in a row for Get REAL's "Pride On a Boat" fundraiser! We've bringing 30+ Uberflippers out for a night of dinner, dancing, drag shows and amazing times!
If you'd like to get involved or learn more about the event, click here
If you're looking to get your company involved in showing support for the LGBTQ+ community and making some positive changes within your organization, you can check out our INCLUSIVITY HUB that our team built. This was an idea that our inclusivity and diversity ally group #luv came up with and wanted to execute and share with the community. There are some great resources to get started.
Who is Get REAL?
(learn more about how you can get involved with this incredible organization here)
Get REAL was founded in 2011, inspired by our experiences volunteering in the Welcome Week program at Western University. As older mentors to hundreds of students each year, we began noticing that we were having success talking to our first years about derogatory (homophobic, transphobic, racist, etc) language, and creating a safe space for marginalized students who were looking to express themselves safely. The reason was in our approach: we were close in age, friendly, non-judgemental, and personal -- we often opened up about our own lives to build a genuine, honest, human connection. And it worked. We saw countless students changing their language within days, and countless others coming out to us and feeling more comfortable being themselves.