Seeking Volunteers for the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Community Advisory Committee

Jul 28th, 2021
By mhargrave

The County of Dufferin is seeking volunteers for a recently established Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Community Advisory Committee. County Council approved a mandate for the committee to advise County Council, make recommendations and provide a monitoring and measuring role to help ensure that the County applies a diversity, equity and inclusion lens to its policies, services and programs. The full Terms of Reference can be found here:

Committee members must be a County of Dufferin resident, business owner or stakeholder who has an understanding of the impacts of racism and systemic discrimination on marginalized people and meet the following general qualifications:

  • be familiar with overall community issues
  • have demonstrated knowledge around diversity, equity and inclusion
  • be able to build meaningful relationships and connections within the community

Council shall strive to ensure Committee membership reflects the diversity of the community with particular focus given to marginalized groups who have traditionally faced systemic discrimination including but not limited to Black, Indigenous and other racialized people; 2SLGBTQIA+ folx; and people with disabilities.

To apply for a position on the committee, please submit a letter of interest outlining how you meet the qualifications above; what you see as a significant challenge with respect to diversity, equity and inclusion in the County of Dufferin; and what you hope the committee will be able to accomplish.

Letters of interest should be forwarded to or put in the drop box at 30 Centre St, Orangeville by end of day on September 12, 2021.