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Equity and Inclusion Lens Handbook 2018

Who is most at risk of inequity in our communities? And how do people who are not in those groups understand the perspectives of these people?


The 11 snapshots A City for Everyone provide quick reference information on the groups most at risk, exploring concepts around the inequities faced by Aboriginal peoples, LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer), immigrants, francophones, older adults, people living in poverty, people with disabilities, racialized people, rural residents, women and youth.   Further, you can explore the Equity and Inclusion Lens Handbook 2018 and consider where you are in the spectrum of people living in your community, and how your actions may impact others. ​




"Equity is a core component of a healthy community. Using an equity lens when developing and implementing municipal planning, policy, and environmental design helps to ensure systemic barriers are removed or reduced, and better solutions are developed. Status of Women Canada and City of Ottawa partnered to produce the 2018 Equity and Inclusion Lens Handbook, a comprehensive guide that helps municipal staff and managers examine their planning, program development and delivery activities to ensure they are inclusive of the full diversity of residents. Browse the guidebook." - Plan H E-News, from BC Healthy Communities


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