Diversity, equity and inclusion
Creating a diverse and inclusive Peel
We’re committed to ensuring all residents have equal access to opportunities.
We'll achieve this by:
- Removing systemic barriers and addressing racism.
- Adopting an intentional approach to equity in programming and service delivery.
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Addressing anti-Black racism in Peel
Anti-Black racism has been declared a crisis in Peel's communities.
Learn what we’re doing to address this and end systemic anti-Black racism in Peel.
Indigenous land acknowledgement
We formally recognize and respect the relationship between Peel's indigenous peoples and their territories. We're grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land, and by doing so, give our respect to its first inhabitants.
Read the Peel Region land acknowledgement.
The following content provides more detail about our efforts to promote diversity and equity.
Starting this year, Peel Pride celebrations are moving from July to June to better align with the Greater Toronto Area. Recognizing Peel Pride month in June allows our LGBTQ2S+ community to enjoy activities across all GTA regions, while still maintaining flexibility, creativity and ownership of events that are meaningful to our local communities.
Join us this June as we celebrate and recognize the diversity of our LGBTQ2S+ communities! Event details coming soon, stay tuned.
We're removing barriers and improving access to our programs, services and facilities for people of all abilities.
- Regional Council adopts Peel's first Community Safety and Well-being Plan (2020-2024) - October 22
- New Contemporary Caribbean Art Exhibition to Launch at PAMA - October 14
- Region of Peel celebrates Pride in Peel – June 25
- PAMA celebrates Canada Day, Peel Pride and kicks off Summer Staycations @ Home – June 24
- Caledon Enterprise - Peel Declares an Anti-Black Racism Crisis – June 15
- InSauga - Anti-Black Racism Declared a Crisis in Mississauga – June 15
- Our Voices, Our Journeys Community Exhibition launches at PAMA for Black History Month – January 29
- Region of Peel releases 2018 Community for Life Report – June 13
- New exhibition opens at PAMA exploring Canada's place in the global refugee crisis – June 6
- Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives celebrates Sikh Heritage Month all April-long – March 27
- Celebrate Black History with Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives in Brampton – February 5
Systemic Barrier: Refers to policies, practices or procedures that result in some people receiving unequal access or being excluded from participation. This is also experienced as discrimination.
Anti-Black Racism: Anti-Black racism is prejudice, attitudes, beliefs, stereotyping and discrimination that is directed at people of African descent and is rooted in their unique history and experience of enslavement and its legacy.
Systemic Discrimination: Systemic discrimination can be described as patterns of behaviour, policies or practices that are part of the structures of an organization, and which create or perpetuate disadvantage for racialized persons.