Land Acknowledgement

The Township of Uxbridge is situated on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Mississauga, and Chippewa (Anishinaabe) people. We acknowledge that these lands are covered under the Williams Treaties and are home to many Indigenous communities. We honour, recognize, and respect this nation and Indigenous Peoples as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we now live, work, and play. 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities

The Township of Uxbridge has adopted an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint as an important tool to assist us in creating a more inclusive, connected, and welcoming community. As a provider of public services, we have a responsibility to ensure all people are welcome and included in all that we do.

The blueprint also helps the Corporation of the Township of Uxbridge build a more inclusive and engaged workplace. We believe a diverse and inclusive workplace engages employees, strengthens teams, and improves organizational performance— and that means better service to our community.

This blueprint will assist us as we:

  • accelerate equity, elevate diversity and foster a culture of inclusion,
  • recognize the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada and reconciliation work needed in our community,
  • update the Township’s employment practices, training and resources to help employees understand how to support diversity and inclusion,
  • deliver accessible, inclusive, and age-friendly programs, services and facilities,
  • provide leadership to our community by denouncing discrimination, harassment and hate and providing opportunities to develop awareness, understanding and elevate the full diversity of our community.

EDI Initiatives To Date:

The Township of Uxbridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is dedicated to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. The Township is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion within its community and organization, and welcomes and encourages applications from Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, women, persons who live with disabilities, people from 2SLGBTQI+ communities, and people from diverse communities. When requested, the Township of Uxbridge will accommodate applicants throughout the recruitment and selection and/or assessment process, pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code. These commitments also apply to our Board and Committee recruitment and selection processes. In addition:

  • The Township of Uxbridge was an Employer Partner at Hiring Immigrant Professional Talent (HIP-T) workshop put on by Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre’s New Immigrant Welcome Centre;
  • Advertising job postings through Black North Initiative and Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre HIP-T program;
  • Mandatory Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) anti-racism training for all staff;
  • Staff participation in dates of significance;
  • Community programs through Library highlighting mental health, black history month, various cultural celebrations;
  • Became a proud member of the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities;
  • Watch our 2021 Black History Month Feature;
  • International Women’s Day Event and International Men's Day Event, with over 100 registrants from the community;

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  • Establish a Diversity Talent Attraction Strategy
  • Ongoing Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Training for staff
  • Build a Pathway of Inclusion in Elgin Park
  • Work towards fulfilling Truth and Reconciliation directives

Dates of Significance

The Township of Uxbridge recognizes dates of significance through flag-raising, banner programs, public messaging, staff/community engagement and/or certificates of proclamation. To request recognition for a date of significance please contact

  • January - Bell Let’s Talk Day
  • January 27 - International Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • January 29 - National Day of Action Against Islamophobia
  • February - Black History Month
  • February 23 - Anti-bullying Awareness
  • March - Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month
  • March 8 - International Women’s Day
  • March 21 - World Down Syndrome Day
  • April - Autism Month
  • April 2 - World Autism Day
  • April 22 - Earth Day
  • April 28 - National Day of Mourning
  • May - Asian Heritage Month
  • May - Community Living Month
  • May 17 - International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB)
  • May 30 - National Accessibility Week
  • June - Seniors Month
  • June - Indigenous History Month
  • June - Pride Month
  • June 15 - World Elder Abuse Day
  • June 21 - National Indigenous People’s Day
  • July 1 - Canada Day
  • August 1 - Emancipation Day (CA)
  • August 9 - International Day of the World's Indigenous People
  • August 12 - International Youth Day
  • August 19 - World Humanitarian Day
  • August 23 - International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
  • August 31 - International Day for People of African Descent
  • September - Big Brothers Big Sisters Month
  • September - Mesothelioma Awareness Month
  • September - National Hunger Action Month
  • September 30 - National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
  • November 8 - Indigenous Veterans Day
  • November 11 - Remembrance Day
  • November 19 - International Men’s Day
  • November 20 - Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • December 5 - International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • December 6 - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Proclamations for the Month:

  • September - National Hunger Action Month
  • September - Big Brothers Big Sisters Month
  • September - Local Food Month
  • September - Mesothelioma Awareness Month
  • September 10 - Firefighters' National Memorial Day
  • September 18 - Big Brothers Big Sisters Day 
  • September 17-23 - National Legion Week
  • September 18-24 - Rail Safety Week
  • September 21 - International Day of Peace
  • September 25 - Franco Ontarian Day
  • September 28 - Test Your Smoke Alarm Day
  • September 28 - British Home Child Day
  • September 30 - National Day of Truth and Reconciliation (Orange Shirt Day)

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