We deliver programs and services that respond to the changing needs, interests and demographics of our residents, and connect and engage our neighbourhoods and communities.

Land Acknowledgement

An acknowledgment of Traditional Territory is an invitation to reflect on personal relationships with Indigenous Nations. When we acknowledge Treaty, we are asking people to explore their rights and responsibilities to place and people. And when Land is acknowledged we are encouraging you to seek out the history and teachings of the natural world.

Acknowledge Traditional Territory at your next event.

Sanctuary Designation

The Town of Ajax is a Sanctuary Town. This ensures all residents have access to municipally-delivered services regardless of immigration status. 

Ajax Diversity Conference

Every year, the Town of Ajax hosts its Diversity Conference. Residents, businesses, community groups and organizations are encouraged to attend. Admission is free, however, attendees are required to pre-register online.

Past conferences have focused on sanctuary city policies, mental health, sexual diversity, gender expression, newcomers and technology, access to education and recognizing white diversity.

In Conversation With…Speaker Series

Our In Conversation With...Speaker Series is an opportunity for our residents to engage with experts on specific topics which matter to them. 

This FREE event welcomes residents to share ideas and challenge assumptions on diversity and inclusion topics.

Speaker Series sessions take place at the St. Francis Centre for Community, Arts & Culture (78 Church Street South) Pre-registration is required. 

 

Sanctuary City Speaker Series Flyer  MeToo Speaker Series Flyer  Mental Health Speaker Series

#AjaxForAll

#AjaxForAll public awareness campaign.

A public awareness campaign that addresses racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia, encouraging residents to see beyond race, stereotypes and assumptions.

Indigenous Peoples Recognition

June 21 has been designated National Indigenous Peoples Day by the Government of Canada and celebrates Indigenous Peoples' culture and heritage.

Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope. 

Positive Spaces

We ensure all of our spaces are Positive Spaces. Connect with the Positive Spaces Initiative by OCASI – Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants for resources.

Positive Spaces are welcoming environments where individuals who identify with the LGBTQ+ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, queer, questioning, asexual, intersex, pansexual, etc.) are able to access services with dignity and respect, and where service providers can work free from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.