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I am different because...

RACIDE invites you to participate in the “I am Different Because…” Campaign on November 15, in celebration of the UN International Day of Tolerance which strengthens and fosters mutual understanding among cultures and peoples.

Diversity does not apply to a certain group of people, we are all diverse!


The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo joined the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination (CCMARD) on April 1, 2006. The Municipality also adopted the 10 commitments – listed by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO – as a guideline for future Municipal plans.


A Council-appointed Regional Advisory Committee on Inclusion, Diversity and Equality (RACIDE) was created to engage the community in discourse about the principles, as set forth in the UNESCO commitments.

RACIDE Year in Review

Diversity & Inclusion Community Plan

The Wood Buffalo community works together to implement initiatives that help create a more welcoming and inclusive community for all.
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Coalitions Creating Equity (CCE)

The Coalitions Creating Equity (CCE) program is both a local and province-wide approach that has been developed to help build strategies and guiding principles to strengthen the capacity of community, individuals and organizations addressing equity, racism and human rights issues.

In Wood Buffalo the CCE program is overseen by the Regional Advisory on Inclusion, Diversity and Equality (RACIDE). The coalition aims to reduce the number of equity, racism, hate and human rights incidents and to reduce the number of unreported incidents by creating a pathway through education for an inclusive community that understands and respects human rights.

Get involved! Find out more by contacting diversity.woodbuffalo@rmwb.ca

Quiet Room

To support these diverse needs, the RMWB in partnership with the Regional Advisory Committee on Inclusion, Diversity and Equality (RACIDE) have created quiet rooms. A quiet room is available for residents and community partners who are accessing Municipal services or meetings at Jubilee Building and require space for prayer, reflection or meditation. 

For more information on Quiet Rooms, visit Quiet Room

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