Fort Saskatchewan joins Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities

Posted On Friday August 09, 2019

The Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities (CIM) is an initiative calling on municipalities from across Canada to be part of a larger international coalition of cities to combat racism, discrimination, exclusion and intolerance. City Council voted to join the coalition in April and administration is working on an action plan for diversity and inclusion.

“Municipal governments have an important role to play in fostering equality and respect for all citizens. Joining CIM will broaden and strengthen our community’s ability to protect and promote human rights through coordination and shared responsibility among local government, community organizations and residents of Fort Saskatchewan,” stated Mayor Gale Katchur.

“Council’s Strategic Plan states a vibrant and thriving community means residents live in inclusive and livable neighbourhoods where they are able to participate fully in all aspects of the community,” Katchur added.

This network brings together municipalities that want to improve their policies against racism, discrimination, exclusion and intolerance. Its strength lies in the shared experiences of its members. Together, the municipalities undertake initiatives to eliminate all forms of discrimination with a view to building open and inclusive communities.

Information on the Coalition is available at https://en.ccunesco.ca/networks/coalition-of-inclusive-municipalities.