Your municipal government is committed to working to eliminate racism and to promote understanding and acceptance among the region’s diverse communities.
What do diversity and inclusion mean?
Diversity is a combination of differences and similarities among people. It is more than race, ability, sexual orientation, language, gender or any other category. A more diverse municipal government is better able to understand the citizens we serve.
Inclusion helps the organization embrace diversity to develop the capabilities of all employees. An inclusive municipality is about eliminating barriers so all of its members can fully participate and contribute. It means being supported and valued within the community and organization.
Why do diversity and inclusion matter?
The Halifax Regional Municipality strives to create a diverse and inclusive work environment. Its goal of a strong and diverse workforce that accurately represents the communities it serves will capitalize on the strength and talent of those communities.
Significant dates for diversity and inclusion
Refugee Rights Day: April 4
Pride Week: July 15–21
National Acadian Day: August 15
International Literacy Day: September 8
Halifax Regional Municipality tries its best to make our facilities and services more accessible. If you require accessible services, here are some resources for you:
- Accessibility Advisory Committee
- Accessible Pedestrian Signals
- Accessible Transportation Services
- Accessible Trails
- Recreation Services
- Recreation Policies