As a part of a regional effort to promote diversity and combat discrimination, the City of North Battleford and the Town of Battleford are conducting a survey of residents’ perceptions of their respective regions as welcoming and inclusive communities.
On June 30, 2021, the City and Town joined 95 other municipalities by signing onto the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities and endorsing the Coalition’s 10 Common Commitments. In signing, the City and Town committed to developing a Plan of Action which will integrate diversity and inclusion into the policies, practices, and initiatives of both municipalities organizationally and within the Battlefords region.
The Welcoming & Inclusive Communities survey launches December 6 and will remain open until February 28. A survey link is provided on the City and Town websites and social media pages.
To encourage participation, the City and Town will be offering 10 $50 gift certificates to local businesses to be drawn from the participants. Participants will be prompted to enter the draw upon completing the survey.
The Welcoming & Inclusive Communities survey represents an essential step towards completing the Action Plan and fulfilling the City and Town’s commitment to the region. Residents’ responses will determine the direction of the City and Town’s diversity and inclusion initiatives for the coming years. Greater participation of all residents ensures that the direction established in each municipality’s Action Plan remains aligned with the interests of everyone in the community.
Fostering diversity and inclusion benefits the region by increasing the retention and attraction of diverse talent, improving the health and wellness of all residents, and reinforcing a positive community reputation.
Both the City of North Battleford and the Town of Battleford are utilizing the Coalition’s recommended toolkit to guide the development of their respective Action Plans. While each municipality will draft a plan tailored to the needs of their residents, collaboration on the survey reduces confusion and promotes participation.
All of the information gathered from the survey will be submitted anonymously and is confidential. The data from this survey is not shared with any third party and is only used for the stated purposes.
Take the survey now by clicking the link here.
For more information:
David D’Eon, Public Relations
306 445-9155 | email@example.com