Let's make our community one that welcomes and celebrates diversity.

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 goals of the project are to build:

  • awareness of the diverse cultural values, beliefs and perceptions across our community,
  • a culture of inclusion and
  • a cross-cultural understanding and support for the benefits of living in a diverse community.

The Change the Conversation project is a partnership between:

  • City of Kingston
  • Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC)
  • KEYS Job Centre
  • Kingston Economic Development Corporation and
  • 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.

Attracting, integrating and retaining immigrants are central to the City of Kingston's economic development strategy and community to diversity. This initiative will support the Workforce/In-Migration Strategy, which is a key strategic priority of Council.

Experience or see racism and discrimination in our community?

The City 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.

Please answer the following short survey. Your responses will support the design of an anti-discrimination and anti-racism public awareness campaign for Kingston. The survey closes Friday, Sept. 15.

Start the Survey Démarrez l'enquête