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Diversity and Inclusion in Stratford

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    • 1. Diversity and Inclusion Committee
    • 2. Population countsStatistics Canada 2012. Stratford, Prince Edward Island (Code 1102080) and Prince Edward Island (Code 11)(table). Census Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. ReleasedSeptember 19, 2012. Stratford Province of PEI Population in 2011 8574 140,204 Population in 2006 7083 135, 851 Population change (%) 21.1 3.2 Population density 381.4 per sq. Km 24.7 per sq. Km Land area 22.48 5685.73
    • 3. • support the goals and objectives of the town’s Diversity and Inclusion plan• provide advice on policy and practices implemented by the Town relating to enhancing diversity and inclusion• provide a forum to engage community leaders, businesses, policy makers, immigrant service providing agencies, and immigrants / culturally diverse communities• raise awareness in the larger community of various growing immigrant communities, immigration trends and their socio-cultural backgrounds• organize events to encourage friendship, meaningful interaction, and common activities between newcomers and mainstream communities• educate residents and raise public awareness of cultural diversity, and growing immigrant population• provide non-threatening community building through social gatherings and events to create a welcoming community• provide guidance and advice for making the town’s facilities as barrier free as possible
    • 4. Broader CommunicationCommunity Outreach and EngagementStrengthening our neighbourhoodA real sense of community and a place of opportunityPromoting our Town as a destination of Choice
    • 5. Established the Diversity and Inclusion CommitteeStratford Culture ClubProvided Town with strategic advice and directionsNetwork with business communities, schools, serviceproviders and community leadersPartnered with Immigrant serving agencies and communitygroupsBuilt positive networking with ethno cultural organizations andculturally diverse community groupsContributed Town policies ensuring diversity principles areintegrated (Town Branding Strategy, Communication Strategy)
    • 6. Organized events to promote the value of culturaldiversity in our community Promotion of ethnic food Multicultural performances Mayor’s New Year’s Day Levee Mayor’s Chinese New year Reception International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Canada Day multicultural events Multicultural / Ethnic food potluck Multicultural events in Stratford of the World Representation at Town business forums On-going communication to increase awareness of the value of diversity in our community
    • 7. Develop links between immigrants and mainstreamcommunitiesCreate opportunities where immigrants can look forinformationInitiate community and friendly networksWork with immigrant serving agency and community collegesPEI Association for Newcomers to Canada, Holland College,EAL Reception Centre, Study Abroad, University of PEI etc.
    • 8. Help immigrants become familiar with local employers(CGI, Sobeys, No frills, Esso, KFC, Tim Hortons, CreditUnion, Home Hardware, the Co-orporates, Industrial Park,Stratford etc.)Create opportunities with newcomers/immigrants to explorelocal resourcesInformal gatherings with policy makers to provide them withinformation and employment challenges faced by immigrants
    • 9. Thank You Thilak TennekoneChair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Town of Stratford