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Provide feedback on the draft Town of Oakville Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Multi-Year Plan

On December 18, Oakville Town Council received a draft of the Town of Oakville Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Multi-Year Plan. The draft plan reflects years of work and consultation with the community to further the town’s efforts to being an inclusive workplace and community where everyone feels they belong.

The following four goals will help build on the town’s existing IDEA efforts:

  • Goal 1: Foundational – drive the objective. Be accountable for incorporating IDEA in all areas of the organization.
  • Goal 2: Internal – attract and retain people. Cultivate a work environment that is diverse, inclusive, safe and one where staff feel respected and valued.
  • Goal 3: Community – listen to, engage and serve the community. Reflect our inclusive culture throughout the range of services we provide to our community.
  • Goal 4: Sustainability – communicate, track and measure. Align and connect our IDEA

Opportunities have been identified where the town can best develop programs and improve policies that will enhance the inclusion experience and build on the town’s strengths and culture of mutual respect.

Community feedback period open until January 31, 2024 

The Oakville community is invited to review the draft Town of Oakville Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Multi-Year Plan, which outlines why this work is important, and the goals associated actions and timelines to move us forward.

Share your thoughts by emailing Corporate Strategy Program Advisor Rebecca Brookes at rebecca.brookes@oakville.ca.

To learn more, visit the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Multi-Year Plan page at oakville.ca.

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“Council has been unanimous when it comes to advancing inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility initiatives. I’m excited to see that work continue through the multi-year plan as we strive to be a vibrant and livable community for all. I encourage residents to review the draft plan on oakville.ca and share their thoughts.”

  • Mayor Rob Burton

“Inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility not only benefits employees and residents, but the overall success and sustainability of our organization and the community. The Town of Oakville is committed to supporting an inclusive workplace and community where everyone feels they belong and remains committed to the necessary work ahead to be a more inclusive Oakville.”

  • CAO Jane Clohecy
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