Diversity and Inclusion
Even as a small start-up business with few resources IVONNE recognizes that inclusion and diversity are critical to our success. We realize the importance of having a Diversity and Inclusion strategy and making this a priority, even without dedicated resources. Our commitment is to forge a space for diversity and inclusion, offering services and an experience that is relevant and meaningful.
Diversity and Inclusion Mission Statement
Our mission is to create a safe environment where our clients, students, and our workforce are able to pursue aesthetics and permanent makeup freely within the context of their own expression of cultural or gender identities. Beauty is about expression and having fun with our sense of self.
Our goal is to reach across cultures and gender identities and bring inspiration to learn and use aesthetics as means of exploration, expression, and celebration.
Our hope is that everyone who interacts with our beauty platform will find success, creativity, and feel acceptance in both our services and learning courses.
Indigenous Permanent Makeup Training Collaboration with Shopify
- Sponsored training and business support to members of the vulnerable Communities
Indigenous Retail Partnerships with Sapling & Flint
Adopt a digital asset and journey mapping that is either non-binary, or that offers distinctly different and unique experiences that are both sexually and gender diverse.
Support Black Businesses
Acknowledgment of the traditional territory is an important cultural process for many indigenous peoples, nations and cultures both in Canada and abroad. This meaningful practice demonstrates respect for traditional custodians of a particular region or area, and serves to strengthen relationships.
IVONNE recognizes that the Algonquin peoples are the traditional custodians of the land on which our operations are based. Clients, visitors, and our workforce are encouraged to acknowledge the First Peoples on whose traditional territory we work and learn.
Acknowledging territory is only the beginning of cultivating meaningful and reciprocal relationships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and communities. We encourage you to reach out to local Indigenous communities and explore pathways for dialogue, where shared history and separate histories of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples and Canadians may be explored.
Explore Indigenous Opportunities in our Career Section at IVONNE.