Article: Creating Inclusive and Equitable Cities--Fall 2016

Creating Inclusive and Equitable Cities

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO) is pleased to share Creating Inclusive and Equitable Cities, a new report focusing on the issues of racism and discrimination at the city-level launched at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. Building on the experience of the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities against Racism and Discrimination (CCMARD), the report includes:

  • The role of municipal actors with regard to inclusion.
  • Canada’s contributions to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. Agenda 2030 identifies “Sustainable Cities and Communities” as a key Sustainable Development Goal in the fight to end inequality and poverty.
  • Successful strategies used by the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities against Racism and Discrimination.
  • Municipal challenges in creating and maintaining social inclusion initiatives (i.e. how to avoid barriers that hamper cities’ progress).
  • Key recommendations for municipal governments to consider and implement in their work as inclusive and equitable cities.

This report is available for download (free of charge) on CCUNESCO’s website