UPDATE: At its December 2020 Burlington City Council meeting, Council unanimously approved endorsing the charter.
Next week, a Recreation Services Department report is coming to the Dec. 7 Environment, Infrastructure, Community Services (EICS) Committee meeting asking committee members to endorse the Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable Charter.
The Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable (HEDR) is a Halton-wide organization that works with, “organizations, institution, groups, businesses and individual community that is committed to building systemic inclusions and equity in Halton.”
- Their mission is: “To develop the capacity of human service organizations to advance equity and inclusion in Halton through knowledge, skill and relationship building.”
- Their vision is: “An inclusive community where individuals are valued, respected and empowered.”
One of the key action items from HEDR is to provide resources, education, training and advocacy for organizations to be more inclusive and equitable in their practices, policies and services. One of the first steps to starting the conversation and building awareness is asking people and organizations to endorse their charter, see appendix A. Through the Halton Regions Community Safety and Wellbeing System Leadership Team Group
meeting on September 22, 2020, all organizations of the System Leadership Team, including, the three of the four school boards, Halton Regional Police, Halton Region, the local hospital groups, and the four municipalities of Halton, were asked to endorse the charter.
The staff report is seeking Council’s approval to sign and endorse the charter on behalf of the Corporation of the City of Burlington.
The recommendation is to:
Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign the Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable Charter endorsement attached as appendix A of recreation services department report RS-13-20, on behalf of the Corporation of the City of Burlington in order to partner with others in support of an inclusive Halton Region.
To read the full staff report and appendix, please click these links:
- RS-13-20 Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable Charter endorsement
- RS-13-20 Appendix A – HEDR Charter
How to Delegate/Provide Feedback:
To delegate virtually at this meeting, complete the online delegation registration form at www.burlington.ca/delegate or submit a written request by email to the Clerks Department at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Dec. 7. All requests to delegate must contain a copy of the delegate’s intended remarks that will be circulated to all members of committee in advance as a backup should any technology issues occur.
If you do not wish to delegate, but would still like to submit your feedback, please email your comments to email@example.com. Your comments will be circulated to committee members in advance of the meeting and will be attached to the minutes, forming part of the public record.
As always, you can watch a live webcast of the CPRM Committee meeting on Dec. 8 at burlington.ca/calendar and clicking the “LIVE” link that appears below the date of the meeting shortly before its 9:30 a.m. start time.
- Items coming to Dec. 7 EICS Committee:
- Items coming to Dec. 8 CPRM Committee:
- Update at Dec. 8 CPRM Committee on Downtown UGC/MTSA: Public Engagement Process & Next Steps
- CPRM Committee to be Asked to Endorse Staff Comments on Nelson Quarry to Ministry of Natural Resources & Environmental Registry
- Burlington Transit Five-Year Business Plan (2020–2024) Coming to Dec. 8 CPRM Committee
- CPRM Committee looks to Update Burlington’s Sidewalk Warrant and Local Improvement Bylaw
- Items coming to Dec. 10 CSSRA Committee:
*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist