Mural 

Professional Art Installation by Phillip Saunders - artist/muralist 

mural poster

Please join professional artist and muralist, Phillip Saunders at the Davidson Centre, track and field shed on Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26th 2021. Phillip will be creating a dynamic and colourful mural that celebrates Black Canadian heritage, history and continued contributions.  Bring a lunch, listen to some music and watch his artistry in action.  

Join us from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

We all want a community where residents and visitors feel safe, respected, and comfortable in being themselves and expressing all aspects of their identifies. We want a community where each and every person feels accepted, connected, free of barriers and has a real sense of belonging. 

 

Why do we need an Afrocentric mural? 

Click here to read more.

So if we all want this inclusive community, why are there comments against the creation of a mural that will depict one segment of our community – Black and Racialized communities?

 

Unfortunately, the harsh reality is that an inclusive community is not experienced by all people who live in or visit our community. But we are not alone in this. Racism is an issue that is happening across Ontario, Canada and the world.

 

Changing society and eliminating racism from our culture and our systems is uncomfortable messy work but if we push through the discomfort the change we are all seeking can happen.

 


 

Understanding Equity and Anti-oppression Workshop

The Municipality of Kincardine has committed to developing actions to improve inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) both within the organization as well as within the community. 

To help us on our journey, we are hosting equity and inclusion workshops, for Council, Committees of Council, staff and the community. Three sessions will be offered via Zoom. 

The sessions will be led by Parul Pandya, the founder and community consultant of Community Impact Consulting. Parul has been skillfully working in non-profit groups in various roles through the past two decade, including as a community builder, consultant, programmer and producer. For more about Parul, please click on the About Us tab on the Community Impact website.

This workshop will engage participants in conversations around common language and terms aligned with anti-oppression, equity, anti-racism and inclusion. Uncovering our own motivations to incite positive actions through each of our own avenues of access.

Choose one of three sessions:

Thursday October 7, 2021 – 10:00 – 12:00

Thursday October 21, 1:00 – 3:00

Thursday November 4, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m

Spaces in the workshops are limited! To register for one session click here: 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QFTDDKP

You will know when your attendance is confirmed when you receive a calendar invitation which will include a Zoom link.

We recognize that this is just the start of our IDEA activities, and we invite you to join us in this journey.

 


IDEA Committee

Municipal services touch the lives of every Kincardine resident and visitor to our community.  Addressing social inequities will ensure that our services address the needs of all our citizens, providing long-term sustainability, and improving the well-being of the community.

The Municipality of Kincardine has committed to developing an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) Strategy to ensure the organization strengthens diversity in the workforce and implements inclusive processes, policies, programs and services to improve community well-being. 

Establishment of a Community Advisory Committee

In order to develop the most relevant and meaningful priorities and actions for the Municipality to focus on in the short and long term, community engagement and advice is needed. One concrete way to do this is through the establishment of a Community Advisory Committee. The terms of reference for this Community Advisory Committee can be found here.  

Should you have any questions contact Lorie Fioze.

Our approach to this work

  • Diversity is a strength
  • Everyone holds unconscious bias and beliefs
  • Recognition that racism is present in our systems, processes and work 
  • Learn the history and lean into discomfort that comes with the awareness
  • This is a journey and we will listen and adapt as we have new understandings
  • Engage in meaningful, intentional collaboration and partnerships
  • Inject care, compassion and empathy into our approach and actions

IDEA Committee Membership

Madison Cachagee

Randy Hughes

Joye Hunt

Lanny Irvine

Jordyn O'Connor

Tracy Primeau

Branko Veljovic

Councillor appointed to the committee: Andrea Clark

Municipal Staff lead: Lorie Fioze 

 

June 7, 2021 staff report to Council on establishing an IDEA AC

Terms of Reference for the Inclusion Diversity, Equity and Access Advisory Committee 

Establishment of a Community Advisory Committee

 


  

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