LEVEL is rooted in the concept of racial equity*, which we view as both an outcome and a process.

* Definition from the Centre for Social Inclusion

As an outcome, we achieve racial equity when race no longer determines one’s socioeconomic outcomes; when everyone has what they need to thrive, no matter where they live.

As a process, we apply racial equity when those most impacted by structural racial inequity are meaningfully involved in the creation and implementation of the institutional policies and practices that impact their lives.