The City of Oshawa is announcing the launch of their inaugural Community, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and has announced its first 15 members.
The committee was formed earlier this year and is made up of members from diverse backgrounds, representing a number of under-served and equity-seeking groups.
All current members are either Oshawa residents or work for an organization that serves Oshawa residents.
The committee members are:
- Hubaib Amin
- Nathan Barnett
- Daniel Richard Crosmas
- Uzma Danish
- Jenna Dunn
- Beverly Fiddler
- Allison Hector-Alexander
- Donald Igbokwe
- Jalajah Jokarasa
- Eleanor McIntosh
- Michelle Neill
- Cora Reid
- Sandra K. Smith
- Veronica Torres
- Gary Wu
Members will work collaboratively to develop a community-driven model for supporting the city’s Diversity and Inclusion Plan.
They will also help guide city staff as they work to eliminate barriers within city programs, services and policies and create new programs related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Other community partners, such as Oshawa’s Accessibility Committee and Cultural Leadership Council will also be in close contact with the Community, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee members.
“Oshawa’s first ever Community Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is an important step in the diversity and inclusion work of the City,” said Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter. “This Committee is made up of exactly the leaders we need to help guide us as we put our Diversity and Inclusion Plan into action eliminating systemic barriers in our city, workplace and the greater community so that everyone feels welcomed and involved.”
A chairperson will be selected in the coming months.
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