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What is the Regional Diversity Roundtable?
The Regional Diversity Roundtable is a network of organizations and institutions committed to
building inclusion and diversity competence that results in the institutionalization of equity in
their core values, structures, workforce, policies and services.

We are a group of individuals and organizations with a commitment to inclusion, equity and
diversity competence. Employed within the Human Services sector in Peel, we are interested in
increasing the capacity of individuals and organizations to meet the needs of diverse stakeholders
in providing appropriate services to people from various social and cultural backgrounds.

Our Mission
The Regional Diversity Roundtable is committed to being a leader in supporting organizations
and institutions to be diverse and equitable in order to provide services that are fair, inclusive and
culturally appropriate.

Our Vision
To promote respect and equity within organizations and institutions for an inclusive and
harmonious community. The Regional Diversity Roundtable is committed to being a leader in
helping organizations deliver human care services in ways that are valued, effective, fair,
inclusive, respectful and culturally competent.

We encourage stakeholders to recognize, respect, and embrace each individual’s diversity and
believe that by working together we can move from the acknowledgement of diversity to the
institutionalization of diversity in our respective core values, structures, workforce, procedures
and guidelines enabling an environment that is supportive, accessible, and equitable in its
practices.

Our Purpose
The Regional Diversity Roundtable (RDR) is another response mechanism to the demographic
changes (diversity) in Peel. The RDR’s intention is to establish a roundtable/collaboration of
agencies/institutions, etc. working on various diversity initiatives to share information, resources,
experiences, and successes at one table. It is an opportunity to document Peel’s journey,
uniqueness, challenges and successes in implementing a series of “diversity initiatives/change
processes” that will forever impact the Region. In the future, the RDR could be the
conduit/vehicle for information and “best practices” on diversity initiatives for the Region.




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Collaborative Agreement, cont’d…
Members must be from the not-for-profit human services sector or the public sector and
involved in a diversity/equity program or initiative. Please briefly describe the
diversity/equity program or initiative you are involved in:

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To be signed by the organizational representative to the Regional Diversity Roundtable

As a member of the Regional Diversity Roundtable, I, on behalf of the organization that I
represent, hereby indicate my support for the Regional Diversity Roundtable and the
Collaborative Agreement that has been developed to guide this initiative.

1.      Name:            _________________________________________

        Title:           _________________________________________

        Organization:    _________________________________________

        Signature:       _________________________________________


Membership Category:       Core                   Associate                 Affiliate




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2.      Name:            _________________________________________

        Title:           _________________________________________

        Organization:    _________________________________________

        Signature:       _________________________________________


Membership Category:       Core                   Associate                   Affiliate

3.      Name:            _________________________________________

        Title:           _________________________________________

        Organization:    _________________________________________

        Signature:       _________________________________________

Membership Category:       Core                   Associate                   Affiliate


To be signed by an agency Senior Director

As a Senior Director of our representative to the Regional Diversity Roundtable, I, on behalf of
the organization that I represent, hereby indicate my support for the mission, vision, and purpose
of the Regional Diversity Roundtable and its initiatives.

As such, I support the participation of our representative to the Regional Diversity Roundtable,
and will, in a timely fashion, select a suitable replacement should there be any changes in their
role or employment.

        Name:            _________________________________________

        Title:           _________________________________________

        Organization:    _________________________________________

        Signature:       _________________________________________


Date: _____________________




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