AUTHENTICITY, DISTINCTION AND CHARACTER A THOUGHTFULLY SELECTED PORTFOLIO DECLARATION ON EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY

While we all know in our hearts that discrimination is wrong, we have for too long been indifferent to its prevalence. The world we live in is shaped by a multitude of perspectives and experiences, and yet for too long the voices of many have been ignored or silenced. This must change, and we at The Vine Agency and Cave Spring Vineyard are committed to hearing these voices and fostering change that benefits marginalized communities by encouraging Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

Our companies will continue to flourish only if we are committed to ensuring that every member of our team, industry and community has a fair and equal opportunity for success.

In this effort, we have established an internal committee that is actively seeking to cooperate in meaningful ways with organizations that promote DEI for marginalized communities (BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, the disabled) both at large and within the beverage alcohol industry.

To date, we have brought this commitment to life by making financial and volunteer contributions to the following organizations:

• Vinequity vinequity.ca

• Community Food Centres cfccanada.ca

• Red Door Family Shelter reddoorshelter.ca

• The Children's Book Bank childrensbookbank.com

• The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund downiewenjack.ca

• Pathstone Foundation pathstonefoundation.ca

While we all know in our hearts that discrimination is wrong, we have for too long been indifferent to its prevalence. The world we live in is shaped by a multitude of perspectives and experiences, and yet for too long the voices of many have been ignored or silenced. This must change, and we at The Vine Agency and Cave Spring Vineyard are committed to hearing these voices and fostering change that benefits marginalized communities by encouraging Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

Our companies will continue to flourish only if we are committed to ensuring that every member of our team, industry and community has a fair and equal opportunity for success.

In this effort, we have established an internal committee that is actively seeking to cooperate in meaningful ways with organizations that promote DEI for marginalized communities (BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, the disabled) both at large and within the beverage alcohol industry.

To date, we have brought this commitment to life by making financial and volunteer contributions to the following organizations:

• Vinequity vinequity.ca

• Community Food Centres cfccanada.ca

• Red Door Family Shelter reddoorshelter.ca

• The Children's Book Bank childrensbookbank.com

• The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund downiewenjack.ca

• Pathstone Foundation pathstonefoundation.ca