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The 2021 Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan will strengthen the town’s commitment and take a holistic approach to diversity, equity and inclusion practices.
Through public engagement, staff consultation, internal policy reviews and incorporating best practices, we aim to amplify the diverse voices of our staff and community for a more inclusive Oakville.
Review the Staff Report: Inclusion Initiatives Update (item 4) in the January 25, 2021 Council meeting agenda.
A key priority for the town in 2021 is to engage with community groups, organizations and residents to get feedback on town programs, services and communications as it relates to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Your valuable input will help the town better understand what we are doing well and what opportunities there are to enhance our approach to equity, diversity and inclusion practices, and help inform key actions for a multi-year inclusion plan to be developed in 2022.
The survey will be available until November 5, 2021. We want to hear from you!
Oakville is a diverse community and we embrace it. Having an inclusive community and workplace fosters a sense of belonging for everyone; Black, Indigenous, and people of colour, members of the LGBTQ2+ community, individuals living with disabilities and other underserved groups. Too often systemic barriers, social inequities, racism and discrimination exacerbate the challenges experienced by individuals of diverse ethnicities, race, ability, identity, orientation, age, gender, religion and belief. That is why we created a Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan for 2021. We want to formalize our commitment to initiatives that embrace diversity, equity and inclusion.
The town is committed to promoting a culture of inclusion by providing accessible and equitable programs, services and facilities to residents and employees. This is embodied in our inclusion statement:
The Town of Oakville will champion inclusion through increased opportunities and meaningful engagement to support a workplace and community where all feel respected and welcome.
We are working with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion to action the key deliverables outlined in the 2021 Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan timeline:
Employee Diversity Census and Inclusion Survey and comparison of employee survey results to community demographics
Conduct current state assessment, gap analysis and benchmarking
If you have questions, want more information or would like to participate in 2021 community consultations, we would love to hear from you. Please contact: