Opportunity for engagement
On May 15, 2023, the City of Ottawa unveiled its inaugural Anti-Racism Strategy to the public, aimed at fostering a municipality where safety is assured, and individuals of all ethnic or racial backgrounds have access to resources and opportunities that enable them to reach their fullest potential.
Developed through extensive community consultations, the Anti-Racism Strategy is centered around seven key priorities: governance, housing, economic development, health outcomes, child and youth development, racial equity in the workplace, and institutional practices. During Phase One (2023-2025) of the strategy’s implementation, all seven priorities will be addressed, followed by a mid-term review to evaluate progress.
To ensure transparency and facilitate meaningful dialogue, the Anti-Racism Secretariat will collaborate closely with City departments and the community to establish a Strategic Accountability Framework for Phase One (2023-2025). This framework will encompass detailed strategic actions, annual targets, and key performance indicators.
In order to disseminate information about the Anti-Racism Strategy and provide a platform for dialogue, City staff have organized an event in collaboration with community partners: June 20, 10am-12pm, held in partnership with Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership as part of the Welcoming Ottawa Week, at the Alexander Community Centre, 960 Silver St. Click here to register for the June 20 session.
There will be additional community information sessions offered in the fall.