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<br /> <br />Staff Report <br />Community Services Department www.kitchener.ca <br />REPORT TO: Special Council – Strategic Session <br /> <br />DATE OF MEETING: May 10, 2021 <br /> <br />SUBMITTED BY: Michael May, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer <br /> <br />PREPARED BY: Elin Moorlag Silk, Project Manager, Mayor’s Task Force on Equity, <br />Diversity & Inclusion <br /> <br />WARD(S) INVOLVED: Ward(s) All <br /> <br />th <br />DATE OF REPORT: May 5, 2021 <br /> <br />REPORT NO.: CSD-2021-004 <br /> <br />SUBJECT: Update: Mayor’s Task Force on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion <br /> <br />FOR COUNCIL DISCUSSION: <br /> <br />As part of the ongoing work of the Mayor’s Task Force on Equity, Diversity and <br />Inclusion, staff are seeking feedback from members of City Council on the following <br />specific questions: <br /> <br />1. In addition to the creation of a new Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Policy <br />that will apply to City staff and direct volunteers, it is recommended by the Task <br />Force that the Code of Conduct which governs members of Council, Advisory <br />Committees and Boards (GOV-COU-005) be updated as well. Do Council <br />Members see a benefit in having the Code of Conduct updated to reflect the <br />corporate commitment to Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism at this time? <br /> <br />2. Many members of City Council have expressed an interest in receiving <br />additional training and resources in areas related to equity, anti-racism and <br />Indigenous reconciliation. Does the City’s new formalized and multi-year <br />training strategy effectively respond to those requests? <br /> <br />3. Having reviewed the draft outline of the proposed Community Funding <br />Opportunity for Black, Indigenous and other Racialized Groups (Attachment <br />A), what suggestions for improvement should staff consider before bringing <br />the proposal forward for Council’s consideration/approval? <br /> <br /> <br />REPORT HIGHLIGHTS: <br /> The purpose of this report is to provide an interim update to City Council on the eight <br />bodies of work that have been the focus of the Mayor’s Task Force on Equity Diversity <br />and Inclusion – (1) policy, (2) training, (3) demographic data collection, (4) <br />*** This information is available in accessible formats upon request. *** <br />Please call 519-741-2345 or TTY 1-866-969-9994 for assistance. <br /> <br />