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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, Equity, Anti-Racism & <br />Indigenous Initiatives <br />PREPARED BY:Elin Moorlag Silk, Project Manager, Equity, Anti-Racism & <br />Indigenous Initiatives <br />WARD(S) INVOLVED:All Wards <br />th <br />DATE OF REPORT:July 29, 2021 <br />REPORT NO.:COR-2021-21 <br />SUBJECT:Equity & Anti-Racism Advisory Committee to Council <br />RECOMMENDATIONS: <br />That Council approve the creation of an Equity and Anti-Racism Advisory Committee <br />to Councilas outlined in Appendix A of COR-2021-21; and, <br />That Council approve the creation of an interim Nominating Committee to review and <br />select applicants for theinaugural membership appointments to the Equity and Anti- <br />Racism Advisory Committee; and further, <br />That Council support areview of the current Nominating Committee responsible for <br />all Council Advisory Committee appointmentsthrough an equity and anti-racism lens <br />to ensure diverse representation for future Nominating Committee appointments <br />REPORT HIGHLIGHTS: <br />The purpose of this report is to provide Council witharationaleand proposed <br />implementation planfor the creation of an Equity and Anti-Racism Advisory Committee <br />to Council. <br />This advisory committee will serve as a continuation of the grassroots community <br />involvement as Equity and Anti-Racismwork is developed and implemented at the City <br />andwillprovide a mechanism of community accountability for the recommendations <br />and actions that have come out of the Mayor’s Task Forceon Equity, Diversity and <br />Inclusion. <br />In the development of this proposed Advisory Committee, all members of the Task <br />Force were engaged in discussionsfocused on mandate, membership priorities, <br />potential recruitment strategies, and nomination preferences <br />This report supports the theme A Caring Communitywithin the Corporate Strategic <br />Planas one element of the work developed by the Mayor’s Task Force on Equity, <br />Diversity and Inclusion <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 />