Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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:

  • 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 Anti-Bullying (Pink Shirt day) – Feb 23;
  • 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 with over 100 registrants from the community;

2021 Objectives

  • Establish a Diversity Talent Attraction Strategy
  • International Men’s Day Event in November
  • Ongoing Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Training for staff
  • Proclamation for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (May 17th)
  • Proclamation for World Elder Abuse Day (June 15th)

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