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Regional Advisory Committee on Inclusion, Diversity and Equality

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is committed to inclusion, diversity and equality. As part of its mission, the Municipality aims to create a welcoming community, serving the needs of an increasingly diverse population. Motivated by this commitment, the Municipality joined the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination (CCMARD) on April 1, 2006.

A Council-appointed Regional Advisory Committee on Inclusion, Diversity and Equality (RACIDE) was created to engage the community in discussion and action around the principles set out in the UNESCO commitments. RACIDE members — a Municipal Councilor and several representatives from various community groups — promote, foster and advise on the development of related policies, programs and activities.

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The Wood Buffalo community works together to develop action plans that help create a more welcoming and inclusive community for all. RACIDE is instrumental in this process by providing strategic direction, engaging public input, and advising Council on the plan’s progress.

RACIDE has hosted Diversity Summits to support individuals and organizations to effect change in the community, enabling residents to participate fully and to help foster a sense of home and belonging.

Committee Responsibilities

  • To foster and promote awareness of issues of inclusion, diversity and equality in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.
  • To advise, promote and foster the development of policies, programs and activities directed towards inclusion, diversity and equality.
  • To explore and recommend strategies to encourage proactive responses regarding issues of inclusion, diversity and equality in alignment with being an inclusive and welcoming community.
  • To develop strategies to remove barriers and address issues of inclusion, diversity and equality in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.
  • To advise and report to Council on an annual basis or as needed based on circumstances.

The RACIDE committee consists of community members who are passionate about diversity and inclusion and possess the following skills:

  • Experience organizing advocacy events around inclusion and diversity
  • Experience working in inclusion, settlement or social support services
  • Knowledge of ethno-cultural or religious minorities, indigenous, disability, seniors, youth, poverty, LGBTQ+ and women">Experience working with vulnerable populations
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    The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is committed to inclusion, diversity and equality. As part of its mission, the Municipality aims to create a welcoming community, serving the needs of an increasingly diverse population. Motivated by this commitment, the Municipality joined the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination (CCMARD) on April 1, 2006.

    A Council-appointed Regional Advisory Committee on Inclusion, Diversity and Equality (RACIDE) was created to engage the community in discussion and action around the principles set out in the UNESCO commitments. RACIDE members — a Municipal Councilor and several representatives from various community groups — promote, foster and advise on the development of related policies, programs and activities.

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