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.

The Charter

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Feedback on The Charter

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For more information on the Charter, please contact Samina Zubairi, HEDR Coordinator, at or 905-467-4305.

Find out more about The Charter Project initiative undertaken by HEDR in a detailed report by clicking HERE 

Click here for Charter Endorsement

Click here for the Community Narrative


Town of Oakville

Halton Hills Public Library

Jaynie Purcell

Oakville Community Foundation

Stephanie Bush

Alexis Lakey

Gemma Patey

BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association

Halton Environmental Network

Oakvillegreen Conservation Association

Centre for Environment, Human Rights & Development Forum – CEHRDF

Girish Parekh

Burlington Caribbean Connection

Arfa Dar

Halton System Leadership Group – Community Safety and Well-Being

Paul Sharman

Woodview Children’s Mental Health & Autism Services

Jaynie Purcell


Sola Otubaga

Eniola Ogunsola

Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton

Abo Akintan

Advancement of Women Halton

Community Development Halton

Fike Ayeni

Indus Community Services

Trinity Kendell

Summit Housing & Outreach Programs

Milton Public Library

Kayne Boyall

Roots Community Services Inc.


Carolyn Smith

HMC Connections

Burlington Public Library

Harold DeVenne

St. Paul’s United Church

City of Burlington

Our Kids Network, Knowledge Translation & Research Committee

Halton Community Legal Services

Plus several other organizations and individual community members.