Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
As creators of children’s content, 9 Story has an important responsibility. Our shows are watched by millions of kids around the world and the imperative to tell diverse and authentic stories and help create good citizens through our content has never been greater. As an employer, we also have a vital obligation to our staff, in creating a workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging and has equitable opportunities for personal growth. As a company, we are deeply committed to addressing systemic racism and aligning our personal and institutional behaviors with our values of equity.
Iconic series like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Blue’s Clues & You, Doc McStuffins, and new series like Ada Twist, Scientist and Karma’s World, are strong examples of 9 Story and Brown Bag Films’ clear and ongoing commitment to telling authentic stories that celebrate diversity, with the utmost thought and care. But we have more work to do.
9 Story has spent much of the last year building a strong foundation in its approach to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: working with CCDI (The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion) to develop a sound strategy, understanding the experiences of our employees through a number of focus groups and surveys, partaking in regular education sessions, and receiving input from the newly established Global Culture Council and Regional DEI Committees.
I am excited to share our DEI Statement and Goals, as well a high-level overview of our Action Plan.
I look forward to making an impact on the organization’s great legacy of storytelling and helping to create content that celebrates differences, promotes inclusion, and ultimately makes the world a better place for kids and families everywhere.
Farrell Hall, Chief Inclusion Officer
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Goals:
To ensure leadership impact and accountability in delivering our Culture and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategy.