The City of Markham seeks to be a diverse, socially inclusive and cohesive municipality where everyone feels welcome and a sense of belonging. A City where everyone is free from discrimination, racism, stereotyping, systemic racism and prejudice. A City where differences are valued and where respectful dialogue about differences can happen.

The City’s definition of diversity is broad and inclusive — Diversity encompasses the vast range of all of the variety of similarities and differences among individuals. This includes, but is not limited to, ethnicity, race, culture, Indigenous origin, country of origin, nationality, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, belief system, religion, marital status, parental status, socio-economic difference, appearance, language and accent, disability / ability, mental health, education, work experience, neurodiversity, thinking style, personality style, geographic location and so on.

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