Advancing Diversity and Inclusion

Recent events in both countries have highlighted the need for a diverse and inclusive society. Both nations commit to address the prevalent systemic racism, gender-based discrimination, barriers for persons with disabilities, and all other forms of discrimination and exclusion.

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The Roadmap will also consider innovative approaches to prioritize adequate support and services to individuals facing mental health challenges or addiction.

Here are some action items on how Canada and the U.S. plan to foster an environment of diversity and inclusion.

  • Implement more effective, equitable, and inclusive approaches to community safety, criminal justice, and law enforcement.
  • Modernize approaches to community safety and addressing issues of systemic racism and discrimination through meaningful engagement with civil society and community leaders
  • Promote gender equality and empower women and girls as one of the most effective approaches to poverty eradication and a more peaceful, inclusive and prosperous world.
  • Combat systemic racism and discrimination, and share best practices that promote diversity and inclusion within both public and private sectors.