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Drivers for Change – Practice Allyship

Equity Framework > Drivers for Change > Allyship

Allyship is an ongoing process of building relationships based on trust, consistency, and accountability with individuals and/or groups of people. It includes practicing acts of support and solidarity with marginalized groups, whether or not you personally belong to or identify with the group. Allyship is recognized by the people we seek to ally ourselves with, it is not self-defined.

Adopted from:

  1. Definition comes from the Anti-Oppression Network and Peer Net BC. Retrieved from:
    https://theantioppressionnetwork.com/allyship/

Further Reading / Additional resources

Peer Net BC/The Anti-Oppression Network. 2016. Allyship. Retrieved from:
https://theantioppressionnetwork.com/allyship/

Sample Tools

LGBTQ2S Toolkit: Being an Ally. This resource approaches allyship from the perspective of a role in intervening against homophobic or transphobic discrimination
http://lgbtq2stoolkit.learningcommunity.ca/being-an-ally/

Mount Sinai Hospital: “Are You an Ally?” campaign –
https://www.mountsinai.on.ca/about_us/human-rights/ally