Leamington Launches New Program For Cultural Diversity Training
Wednesday July 20th, 2016
Posted at 6:36pm
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The Town of Leamington has launched a new initiative aimed at understanding diversity and how it impacts service delivery and customer service.
By leading this initiative in their respective organizations, the town anticipate both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations will follow the lead and consider cultural sensitivity as part of their orientation and professional development.
“Leamington strives to ensure our community is a welcoming place where people feel free to express their cultural, linguistic and religious identity and where they have access to services and are supported to participate fully in civic life,” said Mayor John Paterson.
“The diversity of the people in our community is part of what makes Leamington such a great place to live, work and play. We recognize that each person has unique strengths, and by embracing those strengths, we can continue to thrive” added Paterson.
The Municipality has more than 35 nationalities calling Leamington home, and has been selected as one of three Ontario municipalities to receive and resettle government-assisted refugees.