August 2019 – This toolkit includes an overview of the issues, courses of action and examples of good practices from Canadian municipalities that are members of the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities. It was developed by CCUNESCO in partnership with UNESCO’s International Coalition of Inclusive and Sustainable Cities and the International Observatory of Mayors Living Together.
This publication highlights promising practices that are currently being implemented in Canadian municipalities to welcome newcomers. It focuses on initiatives that aim to eradicate racism and discrimination and eliminate the barriers that limit opportunities. The publication also identifies key issues facing municipalities and the supports needed to ensure successful and sustainable initiatives. Examples of strategies and tips for municipalities are included along with case studies of two Canadian municipalities (Montreal and Saskatoon). A list of resources (publications, guides, tools, and toolkits) for municipalities is included to help inform the development of policies, programs and initiatives related to welcoming newcomers to Canada.