Celebrate diversity, inclusion and more in Oakville during June

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Celebrate the month of June through a number of educational public awareness campaigns proudly supported by the Town of Oakville.

“We invite residents to kick off summer and participate in these month-long celebrations with programs and activities offered by the town,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton. “This is a great opportunity to learn more, stay active and be engaged in our community.”

The Town of Oakville resides on the treaty lands and traditional territory of the Mississaugas, Neutral, Huron-Wendat and Haudenosaunee. This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabek to share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. In recognition of National Indigenous History Month, residents are encouraged to:

Throughout the month of June, land acknowledgement plaques are also being installed at Town Hall and all community centres to acknowledge the enduring presence and deep traditional knowledge, laws and philosophies of the Indigenous people with whom Oakville shares this land today.

Residents are reminded to follow Provincial regulations and public health guidelines when participating in activities in the community. Please keep a two-metre distance from others and wear a mask when physical distancing is a challenge.

The town is committed to initiatives that embrace diversity, equity and inclusion. National Indigenous History Month, Pride Month, Recreation and Parks Month and Seniors Month are among a number of public awareness campaigns in June that provides an opportunity for the town to promote a culture of inclusion by providing accessible and equitable programs, services and facilities to residents and employees.