Diversity and inclusion are one of the City of Markham’s key strategic priorities, embedded in the city’s strategic plan, Building Markham’s Future Together.
The city strives to ensure that everyone feels welcome, has a sense of belonging, and has the opportunity to live their best life possible.
As a member of the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities and through many related initiatives, Markham has a long standing and proud history of valuing diversity and inclusion.
The city has committed, through the city’s Inclusion Charter, to continue to uphold and protect the values of diversity, inclusion, respect for all and social cohesion.
The City of Markham launched its first Diversity Action Plan 2010 to 2019 – Everyone Welcome – in 2010 and is starting the process of updating the Diversity Action Plan.
The city encourages all Markham residents to participate in the upcoming community consultations to help identify actions we can take to ensure that the City of Markham is an inclusive and socially cohesive community for all.
The city takes its obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) seriously, and is committed to meeting or exceeding the requirements in a timely manner to ensure that city facilities, programs and services are accessible to all.
The City of Markham’s Advisory Committee on Accessibility is looking for volunteers. The Advisory Committee on Accessibility assists city council in improving opportunities for persons with disabilities by promoting the implementation of the AODA in Markham.
Persons with disabilities and persons with an interest in disability and accessibility issues are being encouraged to apply. The application deadline is June 30.