Diversity Committee Mandate
The mandate of the Diversity Committee, One City One People is:
- To develop and recommend to the Mayor and Members of City Council policies and programs which will create an atmosphere conducive to harmonious community relations within the City of Windsor.
- To develop and/or conduct programs of public information and education including workshops, seminars, and public meetings.
- To provide feedback and direction to the Mayor and Members of City Council on the CMARD Ten Common Commitments and report on an annual basis regarding actions, policies, practices and outcomes in relation to the Ten Common Commitments.
- To act as a visible lead agent on communicating and recommending solutions to City Council on race relations issues that contravene the Ontario Human Rights Code. To act as a central body to direct individuals or groups expressing concerns of tension, acts of prejudice, racism or discrimination to the appropriate agency or institution and, where deemed appropriate, review and/or inquire into these concerns.
- To consult with and advise the Mayor and Members of City Council on matters involving discrimination based on colour, origin, or creed (religion). This may also include language, accent and dress that may be linked to race or place of origin, and further that the City of Windsor lead by example in the promotion of positive racial relations.
- To develop and recommend to the Mayor and Members of City Council policies and programs which will address existing problems of a racial nature in the City of Windsor.
- To develop, through its appropriate sub-committees, programs and projects designed to promote mutual trust and respect among the visible minority groups and the institutions and agencies serving them.
- To assist marginalized groups, through its appropriate sub-committees, to develop programs for the improvement of race relations. For the purposes of this document the term "marginalized groups" refers to and includes:
- Visible minorities
- First Nations with or without status, Metis, and Inuit
- Members of minority groups, both immigrant and native born
- Any member of society who may be subjected to discrimination in any form based on race, place of origin, ancestry, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, disability, sexual identity or gender identity.
- To initiate, mediate in and coordinate discussions among minority groups, as well as other groups in society, to promote understanding in the community.
- To make recommendations regarding municipal programs and services provided by the City of Windsor, to provide equal access to all residents, and to encourage and assist in the education and cultural competence of City of Windsor staff.
- To make recommendations regarding municipal policies and programs to provide equal employment opportunity.
Council Services Department
350 City Hall Square West, Room 203
Windsor, Ontario N9A 6S1
Phone: For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, call the Committee Coordinator at (519) 255-6222 ext 6430
Fax: (519) 255-6868