OTTAWA, February 29, 2012 - The Canadian Commission for UNESCO is pleased to announce that the Toolkit for Municipalities, Organizations and Citizens - Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination is now available! The Web page allows you to download the complete Toolkit or to select only the sections you wish to print.
The Toolkit provides practical information to support the work of municipalities and their partners in strengthening their local initiatives and policies against racism and discrimination. It includes:
Practical Information on how to join the Coalition, develop and implement a Plan of Action, monitor your community's progress, engage youth, collaborate with Aboriginal communities, and much more.
Examples of Good Practices documenting promising municipal initiatives linked to the Ten Common Commitments and offering practical advice to advance the Coalition.
Useful Tools such as examples of press release and media advisory, examples of resolutions adopted by City Councils, samples of Plans of Action, and many other tools.
Additional Resources about international and national days/weeks/months, awards, funding, media resources (many of them free) as well as a list of films related to the Ten Common Commitments prepared by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB).
The Canadian Commission for UNESCO wishes to thank the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies, the National Film Board of Canada, Human Rights Commissions in Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan, as well as municipalities and partners that have contributed their experiences and expertise to the realization of this Toolkit.