Diversity and inclusion

Your municipal government is committed to working to eliminate racism and to promote understanding and acceptance among the region’s diverse communities.

What do diversity and inclusion mean?


Diversity is a combination of differences and similarities among people. It is more than race, ability, sexual orientation, language, gender or any other category. A more diverse municipal government is better able to understand the citizens we serve.


Inclusion helps the organization embrace diversity to develop the capabilities of all employees. An inclusive municipality is about eliminating barriers so all of its members can fully participate and contribute. It means being supported and valued within the community and organization.

Why do diversity and inclusion matter?

The Halifax Regional Municipality strives to create a diverse and inclusive work environment. Its goal of a strong and diverse workforce that accurately represents the communities it serves will capitalize on the strength and talent of those communities.

Significant dates for diversity and inclusion


African Heritage Month


International Women's Day: March 8
International Day for the Elimination of Racism: March 21


Refugee Rights Day: April 4


Asian Heritage Month
International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia: May 17
World Day for Cultural Diversity: May 21
Partnership for Access Awareness Week: End of May


World Refugee Day: June 20
National Indigenous Peoples Day: June 21


Pride Week: July 15–21


National Acadian Day: August 15


International Literacy Day: September 8


Mi’kmaq History Month
Treaty Day: October 1


International Day of People with Disabilities: December 3
International Human Rights Day: December 10

Accessibility-related links

Halifax Regional Municipality tries its best to make our facilities and services more accessible. If you require accessible services, here are some resources for you: