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The Children’s Aid Society of the United Counties of SDG, Social Development Council of Cornwall and area, United Way Centraide SDG, Cornwall Police Service, Cornwall Community Hospital, Equipe Psycho-Sociale and the Eastern Ontario Health Unit have come together to develop a Community Conversation Table fostering discussions to begin the dialogue of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion locally and to start the work to move forward.

33 local organizations have signed on to be part of the newly created Coalition Communautaire IDEA Community Coalition to put equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-oppression, Truth and Reconciliation at the forefront of their work. This collaboration aims to spark dialogue, foster discussions, and address systemic barriers to move this work forward.

Community Equity. Community Equity is the strong connection that an organization enjoys with its community. Collaborating with community organizations and partners to actively participate and stand in solidarity in initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within our community.

Education and Training. We understand that fostering EDI requires continuous learning and development. We will establish a joint working group that will find and implement training opportunities and share resources in a collaborative effort towards EDI, creating a workplace that values diversity and promotes an inclusive environment. 

Engagement and Belonging. We will ensure fair and inclusive recruitment, retention, mentorship, performance, and talent management.

Policies and Programs. Regularly reviewing and assessing our policies and practices to identify and eliminate any oppressive barriers.

Data Analysis & Reporting. track and assess the experiences of our people and those we serve related to EDI, identify opportunities to better reflect our community, and report on our progress.

Participating Organizations:

  1. Agape Centre
  2. Association des communautés francophones de l’Ontario, de Stormont, Dundas et Glengarry
  3. Canadian Mental Health Association Champlain East
  4. Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie
  5. Children’s Aid Society of SDG
  6. City of Cornwall
  7. Community Living Glengarry
  8. Community Living Stormont
  9. Cornwall Community Hospital
  10. Cornwall Police Service
  11. Diversity Cornwall
  12. Eastern Ontario Health Unit
  13. Eastern Ontario Training Board
  14. Équipe psycho-sociale de SDG
  15. Great River Ontario Health Team
  16. Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital
  17. Inspire Community Support Services
  18. Job Zone d’emploi
  19. Koala Place
  20. Laurencrest Youth Services Inc
  21. Les Amis du Cerf
  22. Maxville Manor
  23. Roy McMurtry Legal Clinic
  24. Seaway Valley Community Health Centre
  25. Sexual Assault Support Services Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry & Akwesasne
  26. Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area
  27. St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre
  28. St. Lawrence College
  29. Tri-County Literacy Council
  30. United Way/Centraide SDG
  31. Vista Centre Brain Injury Services
  32. Warm up Cornwall
  33. Youturn Youth Support Services

Be part of IDEA Community Coalition

This collective commitment to EDI and anti-oppression reflects a shared mission, where organizations work together to implement and uphold these principles in all their endeavors.

You are invited to be part of this movement towards creating a more equitable, diverse, inclusive and anti-oppressive community.  Your engagement can help dismantle systemic barriers and build a community where every voice is heard and valued. For more information or to learn how to get involved please contact:

Farhana Meghji – EDI Coordinator
Cornwall Community Hospital and Cornwall Police Services
Phone: (613) 933-5000 x 2604
meghji.f [at] cornwallpolice [dot] com