Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

Accessibility

Accessibility ensures that spaces are accessible to everyone and that active steps are taken to reduce all types of barriers including physical, cultural, and social.

1) City of Victoria Accessible Community Garden Workshop Series

Accessibility Workshop 101

Accessibility Workshop 101: The first workshop of the series provided foundational level information to help bridge gaps in understanding to build disability confidence. 

This two part virtual workshop series was created to build community garden coordinators knowledge and skills for making accessible community gardens. In partnership between the City of Victoria, the Public Health Association of BC’s Can You Dig It program, and Jan Todd from Agape Inclusion Solutions will be presented and facilitated both workshops.

 

2) City of Victoria Accessible Community Garden Workshop Series

A Community Garden for Everyone

A Community Garden for Everyone: The first workshop of the series  introduces community garden coordinators to Universal Design principles, considerations for accessible design and enhancements in existing community gardens.

In partnership between the City of Victoria, the Public Health Association of BC’s Can You Dig It program, and Jan Todd from Agape Inclusion Solutions will be presented and facilitated both workshops.

 

Carry On Gardening

Garden Accessibility Website

This website by a United Kingdom organizations that helps people with a disability to start or continue gardening.

Equity

Social equity is the economic, legal, environmental, and developmental rights of access to the collective resources of society with an all-encompassing effort by means of equal say and insight of all members of society to ensure the longevity of the collective resources and to enrich the individual lives of community members as indivisible, equal inter-respectively, and as mutually comparable pinnacles to the direction of the community and individual members in respect of need and right to access and recognition.

Racial Equity Implementation Guide for Food Hubs

A Framework for Translating Values Into Organizational Action

This report presents the basic elements of the Racial Equity Implementation Guide framework, which privileges racial equity at multiple levels of food hub operations.

Inclusion

Inclusion is an attitude and approach that embraces diversity and differences and promotes equal opportunities for all. Inclusion is not just about people with disabilities. When our communities include and embrace everyone, we are ALL better able to reach our full potential.

Inclusive Community Gardens

Planning for Inclusive and Welcoming Spaces in Vancouver

This document combines current knowledge of inclusivity through the engagement of existing community garden guidelines; dialogues hosted by Can You Dig It (CYDI) Possibilities, and community coordinators and gardeners in Vancouver. The aim is to understand inclusivity in the Vancouver context; investigate current attributes of community gardens and their members; and provide assistance to leaders and gardeners in the creation of more welcoming and inclusive gardens.