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June 18, 2018
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Diversity and Inclusion Policy

The Halton Hills Public Library is committed to fostering an environment of understanding and respect. The Halton Hills Public Library Board endorses the Statement on Diversity and Inclusion as set out by the Canadian Library Association*.

Libraries strive to deliver inclusive service. The Halton Hills Public Library recognizes and affirms the dignity of those they serve, regardless of heritage, education, beliefs, race, income, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical, or mental abilities.

The Halton Hills Public Library makes diversity and inclusion priorities in planning and decision making for staffing, collections, and services.

The Halton Hills Public Library acts to ensure that people can enjoy services free from attempts by others to impose values, customs or beliefs.

Approved: February 14, 2018

Next Scheduled Review: January 2022

*Canadian Library Association Position Statement on Diversity and Inclusion Approved by Executive Council – May 25, 2008.

The Canadian Library Association believes that a diverse and pluralistic society is central to our country’s identity. Libraries have a responsibility to contribute to a culture that recognizes diversity and fosters social inclusion. Libraries strive to deliver inclusive service. Canada’s libraries recognize and energetically affirm the dignity of those they serve, regardless of heritage, education, beliefs, race, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental capabilities, or income. Libraries understand that an acceptance of differences can place individual and collective values in conflict. Libraries are committed to tolerance and understanding. Libraries act to ensure that people can enjoy services free from any attempt by others to impose values, customs or beliefs.