Durham Region appoints members to Anti-Racism Taskforce
Posted on Wednesday, February 08, 2023 10:09 AM
Whitby, Ontario –On February 1, 2023, Durham Regional Council approved the appointment of citizen members and community organization representatives to the Durham Region Anti-Racism Taskforce (Taskforce). The Region of Durham welcomes new appointees and returning members, who will build on the great work initiated by the inaugural Taskforce during the previous term. Priority projects identified by the Taskforce include developing and implementing strategies to address racism—structural,...
Statement by Regional Chair John Henry on the Durham Region 2023 Ontario Parasport Games
Posted on Thursday, February 02, 2023 09:19 AM
Whitby, Ontario – The following statement is being issued on behalf of John Henry, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer:
“Tomorrow is a big day in Durham Region. On February 3, the Durham Region 2023 Ontario Parasport Games get underway. We are honoured to host these Games once again; grateful for the opportunity to witness the passion and community pride the games inspire.
I am proud of the work we continue to do to create welcoming and inclusive communities that support equal opportunities...
Durham Regional Council approves 2023 Business Plans and Budget Guideline
Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2023 03:45 PM
Durham Regional Council has approved the 2023 Property Tax Supported Business Plans and Budget Guideline. The Guideline provides an overall property tax cap for the 2023 Business Plans and Budget and provides guidance to finalize budget submissions.
The Guideline establishes a property tax levy target increase not to exceed five per cent for 2023. This tax levy guideline provides for increased investments in critical frontline core service areas, while meeting current economic challenges such as...
Together We Rise Durham: Excellence Through the Arts
Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2023 09:18 AM
Whitby, Ontario – The following statement is being issued on behalf of John Henry, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer for The Regional Municipality of Durham:
“On February 1, we recognize the beginning of Black History Month in Durham Region. The theme this year is Together We Rise Durham: Excellence Through the Arts.
Throughout our nation’s history, Black Canadians have contributed significantly to making Canada the culturally diverse and prosperous country it is today. We celebrate their...
Durham Region continues to strengthen diversity, equity and inclusion
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2023 02:33 PM
Whitby, Ontario – It is important that the Region of Durham is a place where diversity is embraced and each one of us is valued and included. Creating a strong sense of belonging helps us harness everyone’s potential to drive leadership, co-operation, innovation and service excellence.
Throughout 2022, Durham Region advanced diversity and inclusion efforts by building on past achievements and launching new initiatives. Work centered around four commitments the Region has identified as...