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REPORT TO:Financeand Corporate Services Committee <br />th <br />DATE OF MEETING:August 9 <br />, 2021 <br />SUBMITTED BY:Suzanne Charles Watson,Director of Equity, Anti-Racism & <br />Indigenous Initiatives <br />PREPARED BY:Elin Moorlag Silk, Project Manager, Equity, Anti-Racism & <br />Indigenous Initiatives <br />WARD(S) INVOLVED:AllWards <br />th <br />DATE OF REPORT:July 29, 2021 <br />REPORT NO.:COR-2021-20 <br />SUBJECT:Equity, Inclusion & Anti-Racism Policy <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />Thatthe new Equity, Inclusion and Anti-RacismPolicy, attached as Appendix A of <br />COR-2021-20be approved;andfurther, <br />That amendmentstoCouncil policy GOV-COU-005 (Code of Conduct for Members of <br />Council, Local Boards & Advisory Committees), as outlined in Appendix B of COR- <br />2021-20beapproved. <br />REPORT HIGHLIGHTS: <br />The purpose of this report isto present, for Council consideration, a new Equity, <br />Inclusion & Anti-Racismpolicy, and further, amendments made to the existing Council <br />Code of Conduct (GOV-COU-005) in accordance with the corporate commitment to <br />equity, inclusion and anti-racism. <br />The significanceof this policyis to outline the City of Kitchener’s commitment to develop <br />and foster a workplace and organization where equity, inclusion and anti-racismare <br />core principles which help shape the City’s policies, programs, services and procedures. <br />Further, the policy outlines specific actions to address, mitigate and eliminate racism <br />and oppression at theCity of Kitchener, including: 1) Identify and remove systemic <br />barriers, 2) Strive for diverse representation of City staff, 3) Maintain dedicated staff with <br />lived experience in racism and oppression, 4) Provide ongoing training, and 5) Ensure <br />ongoing data collection and public accountability. <br />This policy was developed in collaboration with a working group of the Mayor’s Task <br />Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, which is predominantly comprised of <br />community memberswhose lived experiences and expertise in a wide variety of areas <br />directly informed the direction, scope and contents of this policy <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 />