Values

IABC Maritime is passionate about the power of connections. We draw on the strength of our network to drive development and advancement, not only for our members, but for our Chapter as a whole.

 

We offer an open and inclusive environment for communications professionals to share, learn, teach, and grow through events, one-on-one interactions, our board, and digital platforms.

 

We are committed to being agents of change in what has historically been an industry lacking in diversity. We seek to identify, examine, and break down barriers that have limited career potential, opportunities, growth, and advancement for communicators of colour. We are an association built on the power of our collective membership, and we will continue to grow through a shared vision of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Commitments

  • Ensure all IABC Maritime panel discussions are racially diverse, including at least two individuals from visible minorities per panel. 

  • Include the voices of underserved, and underrepresented, communicators in our work (e.g., those with disabilities, Black Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), LGBTQIA+ community). 

  • Ensure that the IABC Maritime board represents diversity across the spectrum.

  • Provide a fee to speakers participating in our panel discussions or workshops when working in the space of equity, diversity and inclusion (this is tied to the fact that when people are talking about harmful or personal experiences tied to discrimination, they should be compensated for their emotional labour). 

  • Commit to continuous education on anti-Black, anti-Indigenous and anti-BIPOC racism in the communications industry to ensure we are sharing up-to-date and proactive information with our members.

  • Work within our own organizations to identify and educate each other on discrimination when we see it, including micro aggressions and unconscious bias. 

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