Celebrating Pride Month at Omni: A Commitment to Inclusivity

June marks Pride Month, a time to celebrate diversity, advocate for equality, and support the LGBTQ+ community. At Omni Quality Living, our commitment to inclusivity is deeply embedded in our values—not just during Pride, but year-round. In this special blog, we dive into the ways Omni supports the LGBTQ+ community, highlighting initiatives and the culture that makes inclusivity a cornerstone of what we do.

What Does Omni Do to Support the LGBTQ+ Community?

Omni’s approach to support extends beyond symbolic gestures. It’s about creating a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for all our residents and staff.

At Omni we welcome everyone’s uniqueness. The element of difference that can include but not exclusive to an individual‘s race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation and or physical abilities are all welcomed at Omni Quality Living. We strive daily in all our interactions to be inclusive and support diversity by making sure those voices are heard and respected.

Some of our homes will be flying the Pride Flag this month. As an organization we continue to do the work to educate and impart to staff, families and staff what our value inclusivity means to us. The work is on-going.

“The flying of the flag indicates that you have done the groundwork to create a safe space for all people.”

-Rick Gourlie, Retired LTC Administrator and Advocate

It’s not just about visibility; it’s about tangible actions and ongoing education to foster an inclusive culture. At Omni we embrace everyone’s contribution!

Highlights from Our Annual Managers’ Event

Each year, Omni hosts a managers’ event that focuses on various aspects of leadership and community support, including how to better support the LGBTQ+ community.  Last year the event included:

Worldview’s impact on EDI and how to explore a Plan to integrate EDI into everyday processes in our homes. At our Leadership forum in 2024, we will continue with education and impart how to implement purposeful steps in the workplace to promote and sustain the integration of EDI processes in the home with the aid of newly developed policies.

Supporting the LGBTQ+ Community Year-Round

At Omni, our support for the LGBTQ+ community is woven into the fabric of our daily operations. From training sessions to ensure our staff are allies in the truest sense, a formal process in our homes to support staff from harassment and discrimination to annual mandatory education for all staff on EDI to promote growth.

Community and Resident Stories

We are proud to share stories with our residents and staff about those who are part of the LGBTQ+ community or staunch allies. These narratives not only inspire but also shine a light on the real-life impact of our inclusivity efforts.

Looking Forward

As we continue to celebrate Pride Month and beyond, Omni is dedicated to enhancing our support and expanding our initiatives. We are always looking for ways to not just participate in Pride but to lead by example in the quest for equality and inclusion.

Join us in celebrating Pride Month at Omni, where every day is an opportunity to support and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. Let’s continue to make every space one where everyone can feel truly at home. Let us continue together to do the work.