Mayor’s Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


The Mayor’s Task Force on Equity Diversity and Inclusion is working towards building a better, more caring Kitchener for everyone. The task force, consisting of about 45 members, will work together over the next 15 months to develop a strategy to address and identify barriers to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the City of Kitchener.

The strategy will be focused on the following four areas:

  1. Broadening community engagement in municipal decision-making – particularly for people who are traditionally under-represented
  2. Improving equitable municipal service delivery to Kitchener’s diverse population
  3. Encouraging, maintaining and promoting a more inclusive workplace and diverse workforce at the City of Kitchener for both employees and volunteers
  4. Celebrating the full diversity of the Kitchener community

The task force will run from September 2019 to December 2020, at which time a concrete set of recommendations will be presented to council.

Interested in getting involved? 

The task force is looking for 15 passionate citizen volunteers to contribute their voices and perspectives to this important work. 

Are you someone who:

  • Lives, goes to school or works in Kitchener?
  • Wants to take part in something that will bring meaningful change to the way the City operates?
  • Has a passion for sharing ideas about equity, diversity and inclusion?
Apply online 

The city is committed to removing barriers for interested community members. For paper applications or alternative application methods, please contact the Project Manager at 

The application deadline is June 30, 2019. 

Contact Us