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August 15, 2017 -

The City of Kingston and the Change the Conversation have launched a survey to collect input on how residents see and experience racism and discrimination. Survey results will be used to support the design of an anti-discrimination and anti-racism awareness campaign for Kingston aimed at creating a community that embraces diversity. Find the survey at www.CityofKingston.ca/GetInvolved and complete it by Friday, Sept.15.

"Everyone, regardless of race, religion, age, gender and sexual orientation should feel that they are an integral part of our community," says Mayor Bryan Paterson. "The survey is the first step in the creation of an awareness campaign that aims to promote a clear understanding of what discrimination and racism are and how they can be prevented and reduced in our community. We want Kingston to be warm and welcoming to all."

The Change the Conversation project invites Kingstonians to learn and reflect on what they can do to make our city a place where everyone feels welcome, respected, accepted and valued. The goal of the project is to build awareness of the diverse cultural values, belief and perceptions across our community, to build a culture of inclusion and to build a cross-cultural understanding and support for diversity.

The Change the Conversation project is a partnership between the City of Kingston, Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC), KEYS Job Centre, Kingston Economic Development Corporation, and the Réseau de soutien à l'immigration francophone de l'Est de l'Ontario (RSIFEO). The project was made possible through funding from the Municipal Fund-Innovative Immigration Initiatives, provided by the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration.

For more information on the Change the Conversation project, go to: www.cityofkingston.ca/city-hall/get-involved/change-the-conversation

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future.

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