Niagara Region and the 12 local municipalities affirmed their support for diversity, equity and inclusion when they signed a joint declaration to join the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities on Sept. 18, 2020.
Current diversity, equity and inclusion work is focused on creating an action plan to guide the work at the Region for the next five years, and initial steps are being taken to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in Niagara.
The objectives of the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities are to:
january to March 2021 - completed
Assessment of current status
february to July 2021 - completed
Plan for engagement
June to November 2021 - completed
Identify barrier and critical success factors through community engagement; conduct staff and community focus groups
September 20 to October 1, 2022 - completed
Administer staff survey
November to december - completed
Administer community survey
January to June 2022 - in progress
Create strategy, monitoring plan and report
Present Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan to Regional Council
905-980-6000 ext. 3226
Email Cassie Ogunniyi
Diversity: The presence of differences in the lived experiences and perspectives of people
Equity: When everyone receives fair treatment, access, opportunity and advancement in all areas of life
Inclusion: The creation of welcoming spaces and opportunities for everyone to participate and succeed
Based on the staff and community research conducted in 2021, five reports have been completed. The Data Summary Report combines the key details from the other four reports.