Welcoming & Inclusive Communities Toolkit
This Toolkit was designed to assist Municipalities in Alberta wishing to take action to reduce racism and discrimination and build welcoming and inclusive communities. It was developed to serve as a tool for Municipalities pursuing a “Social Inclusion” and/or “Building Welcoming Communities” Agenda and to support Municipalities that are joining the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination (CMARD) initiative. The Toolkit identifies “good practice” key ingredients to promote inclusion and equity and reduce racism and discrimination; describes ways that municipal governments can develop and implement actions to promote inclusion and equity and reduce racism and discrimination; and provides examples of strategies, approaches, action plans, and policies that have been developed by other municipalities within and outside of Canada. These are presented to offer ideas for what is possible, as well as providing a guide and templates for local action.