The Halton Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Charter is a living document based on feedback from Halton residents and community stakeholders. The Charter reflects the realities of residents’ experiences and their commitment to removing systemic barriers and championing inclusionary practices. The purpose of the Charter is to guide the Halton community to foster equity, diversity and inclusion in the region.
Halton is comprised of the vibrant municipalities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable (HEDR) conducted consultations to understand significant issues facing residents. Priorities identified include accessible transportation and affordable housing. Key concerns raised relate to racialization of poverty, racism, lack of cultural awareness and limited sense of belonging due to increasing isolation.