Statement From Mayor Don Mitchell

Posted on Tuesday June 02, 2020

Mayor Don Mitchell and Councillor Maleeha Shahid, on behalf of the Whitby Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee (DIAC), have issued the following statements:

“As we reflect on recent events, we stand strong against anti-black, anti-indigenous and any form of racism. It has no place in our community or anywhere in the world. As a Council, we continue to work with DIAC and other members of our community to support a safe and inclusive town for all.”

- Mayor Don Mitchell


“The month of June marks Pride Month, National Indigenous History Month and Black Music Month. While we still have work to do in overcoming racial injustice and intolerance, we are reminded that now is the time to recognize, celebrate, and embrace our differences. DIAC continues to work with Council to support our community in fostering a safe and inclusive town for all, by listening and coming together we can all be the catalyst for change.”

- Councillor Maleeha Shahid, Mayor’s designate on the Whitby Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee