Our Values

Jocelyn Bell (left) and Carol Moskot review the first pages of Broadview to come off the presses in March 2019. (Photo courtesy of Transcontinental Printing)

Land Acknowledgement

Broadview acknowledges that our office is on the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Wendat, the original owners and custodians of this land. Today, this place is home to many including a diverse urban Indigenous community of Inuit, First Nations and Métis. Broadview regularly publishes stories on the lived experiences of Indigenous peoples across Canada, with a special focus on how Christian churches are reckoning with their complicated role in the residential school system and other historical oppressions of Indigenous populations. We regularly hire Indigenous writers, photographers and artists to contribute to all areas of the magazine and website, and welcome their invaluable perspective and guidance in our work for truth and reconciliation. 

To read our latest coverage of Indigenous issues in Canada, click here

Becoming Actively Anti-Racist

Broadview is increasing the presence of diverse contributors on our pages, on our digital platforms and in our workplace. In October 2020, we pledged to have one-third BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) freelance contributors, staff and board members by 2025. The one-third goal reflects Canadian demographics, where 27 percent identify as BIPOC (Statistics Canada, 2016).

In June 2023, a mid-point progress review showed Broadview had 34 percent BIPOC freelance contributors; 27 percent BIPOC staff and 27 percent BIPOC board members. We are closing in on our goals.

In our writing, we refer to diverse communities with their preferred cases and spellings. For example, we capitalize “B” in “Black” and “I” in “Indigenous,” and use our Indigenous writers’ and subjects’ preferred spellings for Indigenous nations.

The work of building a more representative Broadview only begins with diversity goals. Equity and inclusion are the other two pieces of the puzzle. Equity means ensuring equal treatment, opportunity and advancement; inclusion means creating a workplace where people feel an authentic sense of belonging.

We’re excited to raise the bar on diversity, equity and inclusion and to make Broadview a stronger organization that celebrates all voices.

LGBTQ2S+ Inclusion

We recognize that Broadview can play an essential role in drawing attention to persisting inequalities affecting the LGBTQ2S+ community, as well as social movements working for equality and inclusion.

Broadview welcomes, values and celebrates  LGBTQ2S+ contributors, staff and board members. We strongly condemn any manifestations of homophobia, transphobia, biphobia, or any other oppressive behaviours that harm the LGBTQ2S+ community. We acknowledge that challenging and deconstructing cis-heteronormativity is an ongoing process that demands continuous unlearning and deliberate action. 

To read our latest coverage of LGBTQ2S+ issues, click here

Environmental Sustainability

As a print magazine, we at Broadview are conscious of our impact on the environment. We print on paper that is sustainably sourced from a properly managed forest system certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. The mill that provides this paper is committed to reducing its carbon emissions, using clean energy sources in manufacturing, and recycling and reusing paper waste.

In 2018, we stopped mailing our magazine in a plastic polybag, traditionally used to deliver exterior advertisements or fundraising letters. We’ve moved these materials to the inside of the magazine, eliminating the need for plastic. This choice prevents polybag waste from decomposing into dangerous microplastics, which contaminate water sources and harm natural wildlife in our environment.

Broadview has been covering environmental topics for years, but in August 2019, we decided to use the phrases “climate crisis” and “climate emergency,” rather than “climate change,” emphasizing that strong action is needed now to preserve our shared home for future generations. 

Ethical Investing

Ethical living is one of Broadview’s three editorial focuses, and our commitment to ethics isn’t limited to the pages of the magazine. We’ve ensured that our financial investments are held only with companies that meet rigorous environmental, social and governance standards, as set out by the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment. It’s a small change that makes a big difference.