Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:08 AM
Whitby, Ontario – The Region of Durham is pleased to announce the appointment of Allison Hector-Alexander as the new Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for The Regional Municipality of Durham. This role reports to the Chief Administrative Officer.
Hector-Alexander is a senior director, advocate, and policy professional who has worked in human rights, equity, anti-racism training, anti-discrimination/oppression, and accessibility organizations—within the not-for-profit and education sector—for...
Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 11:00 AM
Whitby, Ontario – The Region of Durham submitted its budget priorities to both the provincial and federal governments for their consideration on February 12.
The pre-budget submissions are a chance for the Region to advocate for funding at the local level, from partners at the higher levels of government.
The Region works in partnership with both the provincial and federal governments to ensure that Durham receives the funding necessary to continue to deliver high quality programs and services to...
Posted on Friday, February 12, 2021 04:53 PM
Whitby, Ontario – The Region of Durham has reached an important milestone in the fight against COVID-19. As of February 7, all eligible long-term care residents across Durham Region have received their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Lakeridge Health and Durham Region Health Department worked diligently to prioritize vaccinations for high-risk populations in Durham, after the provincial government announced a short-term disruption in supply on January 16.
Residents at Regionally owned...
Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2021 08:23 AM
The following statement is being issued on behalf of John Henry, Regional Chair and CEO, and Elaine Baxter-Trahair, Chief Administrative Officer:
“We are sorry.
As part of Durham Region’s Black History Month initiatives, an internal challenge activity for Durham Region staff was a mistake. It has caused harm to our Black employees and community—damaging the inclusive culture that we are trying to build. We take responsibility and we are committed to doing better.
Historically, Durham Region has celebrated...
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 02:58 PM
Whitby, Ontario – The following statement is being issued on behalf of John Henry, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer:
“Earlier today, the Government of Canada announced a significant investment of $15 billion in public transit over the span of eight years beginning in 2026. This is a major increase in permanent federal transit funding.
This is also great news for Durham Region—both Durham Region Transit and our transit-oriented development initiatives. I look forward to learning more about...