Roadmap to Equity in Brampton
IIn December 2020, Brampton City Council directed staff to create an Equity Office at the City in alignment with the Term Council Priority: Brampton is a Mosaic.
In September 2021 the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI), and Anti-racism (AR) Office (now known as the Equity Office) was established
“We must value humanity on a daily basis”
Brampton is one of the youngest and most diverse cities in Canada – a mosaic made up of 234 cultures and115 different languages. We are committed to creating an environment of equity, inclusion, diversity and anti-racism with the government and the community. The foundation of the Equity Office is the understanding and respectful dialogue that before people can start talking about bias, racism or barriers, they have to value humanity as a daily practice.
To promote an equitable and harmonious environment both inside the City and for its residents
- To create an environment of equity, inclusion, diversity and anti-racism within the corporation of the City of Brampton and in the community.
- Respectful dialogue around bias, racism and removal of discriminatory barriers.
- Compliance with human rights legislation, employment standards, equity principles, other related legislations and best practices.
Identify and eliminate systemic barriers within the corporation of the City of Brampton and in the community regardless of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, disability, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, same sex partnership, age, marital status, family status, immigrant status, receipt of public assistance, political affiliation, religious affiliation, level of literacy, language and/or socio-economic status.