The City of Wetaskiwin is looking for candidates for its Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, which will guide the development of policies promoting fairness, mutual respect and a sense of inclusion among the region’s diverse individuals, communities and groups.

The City of Wetaskiwin is looking for candidates for its Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, which will guide the development of policies promoting fairness, mutual respect and a sense of inclusion among the region’s diverse individuals, communities and groups.

City seeks members for Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

Recognizing that today’s most successful communities value and actively pursue inclusiveness and diversity, the City of Wetaskiwin invites residents to share their insights and experiences on a new task force.

The City is looking for candidates to join its Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, which will guide the City in developing policies that promote fairness, mutual respect and a sense of inclusion among Wetaskiwin’s diverse individuals, communities and groups.

“Council directing administration to develop an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) program for the City of Wetaskiwin was no small request,” notes Sue Howard, Wetaskiwin’s City Manager. “Administration has begun the internal work required to gauge our current position and – through a Task Force – will be engaging the community to help with the internal and external development of an EDI program.

“This initiative is about changing our entire mindset to ensure the recommendations made through the task force are integrated in all we do—both for and in the community.”

The Diversity and Inclusion Task Force will serve as a discussion forum to develop and implement initiatives designed to drive awareness and education about creating a welcoming and inclusive community, regardless of race, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, age, income or language.

By promoting inclusion and diversity, the City aims to reduce discrimination in the community, and increase awareness of the importance of diversity as well as Wetaskiwin’s intent to become more inclusive. The task force further aims to increase participation by residents, businesses and non-profits to promote diversity and inclusion, and to develop a safe and welcoming environment for everyone.

Get involved today!

The task force will comprise up to 15 members who will reflect all aspects of Wetaskiwin’s diversity. To that end, as part of the application process, applicants will be asked to list those groups with which they identify. Appointed members will serve on this task force for 13 months.

Interested individuals can email a completed application package and a copy of their current resume to haveyoursay@wetaskiwin.ca.

Questions? Email or call Wetaskiwin City Hall at 780-361-4400 and learn more at wetaskiwin.ca/inclusiontaskforce

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