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Social Inclusion Policy Resources including Sample Plans

Submitted by Tamarack on May 2, 2016 - 11:35am

This is a general library of social inclusion resources for cities, compiled with the help of members of Vibrant Communities Canada's Municipal Government Representatives Community of Practice. Please feel free to download items and to suggest new resources for inclusion in this library by emailing

Social Inclusion Plans

Strathcona County Social Sustainability Framework & Social Inclusion Policy.  Strathcona County adopted a Social Sustainability Framework in 2007 that had social inclusion sections within it. This document was used to help decision makers at the governance level and service delivery levels determine the impact of their decisions on social sustainability. Within the framework there are 4 guiding principles: social inclusion, community connectedness, social responsibility, health and well-being.Issues and actions related to social Inclusion is specifically addressed on pages 31 – 34.

A Quality of Life for All Monctonians.
Moncton City Council adopted a new social inclusion plan for the City of Moncton during the regular public Council meeting on April 4. The plan was created based on discussions and input from a broad range of community groups and stakeholders and is designed to focus the City’s goal of inclusion for all, especially the marginalized, over the next five years. The following five priority areas have been identified as being important to further Moncton’s Social Inclusion development. These priority areas form the framework for the actions contained in the plan:

  • Housing Choice and Affordability
  • Urban Agriculture and Food Security
  • Mental Health
  • Education and Training
  • Inclusion and Diversity


Web Resources

  • Vital Signs - Program Highlights. Vital Signs is a national program led by community foundations and coordinated by Community Foundations of Canada that leverages local knowledge to measure the vitality of our communities and support action towards improving our collective quality of life.The Vital Signs program highlights how connected people feel to their communities and issue key findings.
  • Welcoming and Inclusive Communities (webpages). The goal of the Welcoming and Inclusive Communities (WIC) initiative is to create communities where diversity adds to the social and economic vibrancy of the community, and improves the quality of life for all residents. WIC works closely with the Come Together Alberta (CTA) initiative. CTA aims to support the attraction, retention and integration of newcomers, and the engagement of marginalized populations in the workforce. Their website provide ideas, information and resources to support municipalities who want to embrace diversity.

  • Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination. The Canadian Commission for UNESCO invites municipalities from across Canada to join the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities against Racism and Discrimination and be part of the larger International Coalition of Cities against Racism promoted by UNESCO.

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