One thing that was apparent throughout the Timmins 2020 consultations was that the community feels it’s important to develop a plan to encourage tolerance and awareness of different cultural and language groups. Timmins has a diverse range of cultures, including people of other languages, religions and nationalities. These groups have their own traditions, social customs and ways of communicating that should be respected and allowed to flourish. Racism and discrimination can have a significant impact on how freely they express themselves and on comfortably and happily they live their lives at work, at play and even at home.
The recommended action plan of the Anti-Racism project is to join the Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination. This requires a Council resolution, as well as a project lead at the City to develop the plan to address racism and intolerance. Many communities do this with a committee made up of a cross-section of community members that monitor and report on progress.
This project is slated to begin sometime in 2013. Please check back here for updates once the project has begun.