Oshawa looking for citizens for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

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Published May 30, 2022 at 2:15 pm

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If you believe in equity, diversity and inclusion for all and want to ensure Oshawa supports those ideals, the City wants you on its Community Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

The consultative committee supports the City in matters related to diversity, equity and inclusion to ensure that the City and its programs are open and accessible to all by providing:

  • support to City staff to implement the actions outlined in the Diversity and Inclusion Plan
  • input to staff on various issues and initiatives concerning diversity, equity and inclusion in the community
  • input to staff on the elimination of barriers within City programs, services and policies
  • a forum for discussion to foster greater understanding and awareness of diversity, equity and inclusion matters through community partnerships

The Committee, which is also pledged to assist staff with education on the benefits of diversity, equity and inclusion and celebrate the “diverse social, cultural and traditional elements” in the community, is comprised of 12-15 members who represent various communities in Oshawa with a particular focus given to groups who have traditionally faced systemic discrimination, such as:

  • Indigenous peoples
  • Faith-based groups
  • Newcomers, new Canadians
  • LGBTQ2S+
  • Persons living in poverty
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Racialized people, people of diverse ethnic or cultural origin
  • Seniors
  • Women
  • Youth

Applicants who are interested in donating their skills and time will be considered through an interview process based on:

  • commitment as a change-agent in diversity, equity and inclusion matters in the community
  • knowledge, living or lived experience with diversity, equity and inclusion matters
  • experience working in teams, with community groups, boards or organizations

Committee members are expected to:

  • Demonstrate commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the City and the Committee
  • Commit the necessary time to attend meetings, get involved in Committee work and attend events
  • Live, work or study in Oshawa through the duration of their term
  • Commit to a two-year term

Applicants are asked to submit their cover letter and resume prior to 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 8 online at oshawa.ca/CDEIC or by email to [email protected]. Those who wish to submit a paper copy or have questions are asked to please call the Diversity and Inclusion Officer at (905) 436-3311 extension 2450.  Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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