Inclusion and Equity Committee

​Committee Responsibilities:

This new committee will provide advice to Council on promoting equity and inclusion as key considerations in the way the City delivers programs and services.  The committee will work to ensure that City programs and services align with the needs of Brampton's diverse communities.  It will work to build greater awareness of City programs and services across these communities.  The committee will develop and monitor the City's equity and inclusion plan.


This committee was originally approved to include five to 15 members.  Three community / association representatives (see list below) were invited to participate, by a later Council resolution.

2015-2018 Members:

Gurratan Singh (Chair)
Joe Pimentel (Vice Chair)
Louis Adams
Richard Emode
Gurwinder Gill
Joanne Leslie
Cherian Manathara
Bob Pesant
Duke Pratt
Rajinder Saini
Roop Sandhu
Hemant Tailor
Daisy Wright
Amal Xavier
Kris Noakes (Peel Aboriginal Network)
Jeanette Schepp (Canadian Mental Health Association - Peel)
Cheryl Costello (LGBQT2+ Community)

plus Council representatives (2017-2018):

  • Councillor Gurpreet Dhillon
  • Councillor Martin Medeiros
  • Councillor Michael Palleschi

Term of Office:

Concurrent with the term of Council, ending November 30, 2018, or until successors are appointed

Reports to:

Committee of Council

Supported by:

  • Community Services Department (subject matter expertise) and Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
  • City Clerk's Office (meeting management)


Quarterly or at the call of the Chair


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