We want to make sure that everyone in Durham has the same opportunities to live, work, study and play in a community that welcomes and supports them.

We celebrate diversity

We work together to build communities across Durham Region where everyone feels at home. We define diversity as the many ways that people can be different from each other.

Learn more about the priorities for creating welcoming, diverse communities in the Durham Immigration and Inclusion Community Plan, 2020-2024

We promote equity

Learn more about the Durham Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Community of Practice Commitment to Combat Oppression, Racism, Anti-Black Racism and Discrimination.

Canada is a great country and Canadians are proud of the freedoms we share. Canadians are also proud of what each of us can give back to our communities.

Learn more about Canadian values and what it means to live in Canada. You can also learn more about what integration means to Canadians.

We work toward inclusion for all

Everyone wants to feel included. Everyone wants to be free to participate in activities in their community. It's not always easy to remove barriers, but we can all try.

Newcomers to Durham Region have shared their stores of coming to Canada. They share the problems they faced and how they overcame them to settle into their new communities. These newcomer stories can give you an idea of what to expect when you come to Durham.

The Citizen: Durham's Diversity Newsletter is a magazine for newcomers to Durham. We share articles about life in Durham and about programs to help you find a job, learn English and to have fun and get involved in your local community.

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