Jul
09
2018
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RMWB Diversity & Inclusion Community Plan launches accompanying Workbook

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The Diversity & Inclusion Community Plan and Workbook are tools to help the region continue to be a warm, welcoming and supportive community that celebrates diversity and offers opportunities for all.

The Wood Buffalo Diversity & Inclusion Community Plan Workbook provides greater detail regarding the data collected and further information about potential action, measurement and implementation. The workbook identifies valuable resources that organizations and individuals may find useful as the plan moves forward.

“The Diversity & Inclusion Community Plan Workbook is a tremendous step in creating a more inclusive region,” says Marlene Boyle, Chairperson of the Regional Advisory Committee on Inclusion, Diversity and Equality (RACIDE). “We are proud to share it with the public and foster a way of thinking that keeps all residents in mind.”

The 2017-2022 Diversity and Inclusion Community Plan was developed by the community, for the community, through input gathered at Diversity Summits, focus groups, surveys and public engagement, led by Municipal staff and RACIDE.

The plan guides programming and initiatives in the community and provides an accountability tool to monitor progress.

“There’s something that each and every resident can do to create safer spaces and services for everyone,” says Caitlin Downie, Social Planner, Neighbourhood and Community Development – Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. “The document outlines what we can do as a community to be more welcoming and inclusive regarding diversity on a government, organization, and individual basis.”

Diversity and Inclusion Community Plan Priorities:

  1. Effective communication of information to and within the community
  2. Diverse voices are identified, involved, and engaged
  3. Promote a sense of community by recognizing and celebrating diversity
  4. Increase understanding through education
  5. Foster trust and collaboration between groups and individuals
  6. Reduce barriers to resources and services

 

Those interested in taking part can contact RACIDE at: diversity.woodbuffalo@rmwb.ca

More information: rmwb.ca/diversity

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