Many Faces of Markham

Presented by the City of Markham Race Relations Committee.

The Contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered.

Many Faces of Markham is an annual initiative hosted by the Race Relations Committee. This initiative is in recognition of the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which takes place every year on March 21.

Many Faces of Markham originally launched in 1999 and continues to support the City’s longstanding commitment to the values of diversity, inclusion, equity, accessibility and social cohesion.

As part of the City-wide campaign, youth across Markham submit artwork reflective of that year’s theme. This year’s Many Faces of Markham contest theme is Your Markham: Allyship in the Fight Against Racism.

This year’s theme is focused on allyship as part of the fight against racism. The City of Markham stands against all forms of racism, stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination. This includes, but is not limited to, anti-Black, anti-Asian and anti-Indigenous racism, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism, amongst other forms of racism. We also stand against discrimination based on, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and ability, and all other grounds referenced in the Ontario Human Rights Code. 

The City of Markham supports a variety of measures to inform our communities, have respectful conversations and to break down barriers. The City’s values and commitment to diversity can be seen in our

Learn more about our inclusion, equity, anti-racism, diversity and accessibility efforts. 

Many Faces of Markham is designed to connect with youth and have them think about what diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging means to them. The goal is to build empathy and understanding, and this year we are seeking to build allyship and combat racism. Allyship, for us, is an active experience and not one that is passive.

Many Faces of Markham
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