In August 2014, RDR began spearheading Phase 2 of the D&I Charter of Peel Initiative, focused on organizational uptake of the Charter. This phase of the project was supported by the Region of Peel’s Community Investment Program as part of its Collaborative Funding Stream.
The Objective: To collaboratively facilitate the implementation and measurement of the D&I Charter within Peel’s public and non-profit organizations as well as the larger community.
The Outcome: The Outcome: Between August 2014 and March 2016, the D&I Charter Collaboration Partnership spearheaded the development a number of capacity building resources, such as: The DEI Organizational Self-Assessment Tool (SAT), the ‘Implementing the Charter’ Webinar Series, the ‘Charter Commitments’ Series Practice Briefs, and an updated Backgrounder and Guidelines resource. Phase 2 was also comprised of six community forums, and an independent and comprehensive project evaluation was conducted by Taylor Newberry Consulting (TNC). The D&I Charter Initiative was launched on social media and a project website was created.
Key Project Partners and Team Members
Steering Committee Members:
Varsha Naik, Peel District School Board
Sarala Uttangi, Brampton Library
Senator Bill Morrison, Credit River Métis Council
Jagdeep Kailey and Atif Mahmood, Peel Multicultural Council
Gurwinder Gill and Sundeep Huns, William Osler Health System