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:

  • 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

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

Proclamations for the Month:

  • June is Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Month
  • June is Seniors Month
  • June is Indigenous History Month
  • June is Pride Month
  • June 3 - National AccessAbility Week
  • June 3 - International Trails Day
  • June 5-11 - Canadian Environment Week
  • June 15 - World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
  • June 21 - National Indigenous Peoples’ Day
  • June 23 - National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism
  • June 27 - PTSD Awareness Day

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