The Canadian Commission for UNESCO is inviting municipalities from across Canada to join a Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination and be part of a larger international coalition being promoted by UNESCO. This booklet provides information that will be useful in understanding some of the important details of this Coalition. The first section describes the importance of establishing a Coalition in Canada and how municipalities and other organizations and individuals can become involved.
The next section outlines a ten-point plan of action that sets out Common Commitments and sample actions which municipalities may undertake to counter racism and discrimination in their areas of responsibility. Next, a model declaration is provided that mayors are invited to sign signifying the municipality’s commitment to join the Coalition. The final section sets out the international, national and provincial / territorial legal framework for human rights obligations in Canada, a solid foundation for supporting a Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination.