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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:

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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.

Other information

On June 23rd we held a virtual Pride event - Peel’s LGBTQ2S+ Communities: The Complexities Within. We discussed the complexities within the Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ communities, including the racialized experience and health inequities that have been intensified through COVID.

Watch the event recording.

DEAR advises Regional Council on systemic barriers and diversity issues in the community that relate to the Region's policies, programs and services.

We're removing barriers and improving access to our programs, services and facilities for people of all abilities.

Refer to Accessibility Planning at the Region of Peel.

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.