Niagara Region is seeking interested community members to join its newly approved Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee.
Approved in early 2021, the committee will play an important role in carrying out Regional Council’s commitment to making Niagara a more diverse and welcoming community. Members will work with Regional and municipal staff and the Niagara community to provide Regional Council with recommendations to address bias, racism, and discrimination, and promote understanding and inclusion.
The committee will include 10 members of the public and one Regional Councillor. The Region is particularly seeking residents from across Niagara who represent the growing linguistic, racial, cultural, sexual and spiritual diversity of our community, including:
- Indigenous individuals
- People of colour and members of racialized communities
- New immigrants
- Members of the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community
- Individuals with disabilities
- Individuals living with low income or experiencing homelessness
- Post-secondary students and youth
- Members of various religious communities
- People of all genders
Interested residents can apply online for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee until 4 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021.
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee is the first of three new advisory committees the Region will establish in 2021. An Anti-Racism Advisory Committee will focus on reducing discrimination and improving equity, while a second committee will support improving access and inclusion for two spirited, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and related (2SLGBTQQIA+) community members. These two committees are expected to launch in Fall 2021.
Andrew Korchok Niagara Region 905-329-1642 firstname.lastname@example.org