News release

Council Outcomes May 19, 2021: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, Expansion of Automated Speed Enforcement Program and 50 Meter Pool Review

Local government | May 19, 2021

This week, Council directed staff to prepare an action plan based on the 2020 Workforce Diversity and Inclusion survey. Council also approved an expansion of the Automated Speed Enforcement Program and requested a review for a 50-meter pool.

“The 2020 Workforce Diversity and Inclusion survey was an important step to provide a better understanding of the City’s workforce demographic and employees’ perceptions about inclusivity. We do have a lot of work to do – from to hiring, to succession planning, to our policies and practices,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Our action plan will help us work towards creating diversity in the workplace that better reflects our entire community. When our employees bring a broad diversity of experiences and perspectives, we are better positioned to make decisions that respond to the needs of everyone in our community.”

Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Survey

The City’s Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Strategy was developed in 2017 and the survey was scheduled for 2020 and conducted in 2020. The survey was the first diversity and inclusion survey conducted by the City. The survey results have formed a baseline of data which can be used for comparison when the survey is undertaken again. The data collected from the survey will be used to help identify priorities for improving workplace inclusion overall and particularly in the areas of policy development; recruitment, hiring, succession planning, retention planning and the development of programs and initiatives. As well, there will be further refining organizational learning plans from an equity, diversity and inclusion perspective.

Council directed City staff to report back with a detailed action plan based on the survey results that includes timelines and the definition of success.

For details, view the report: Results of the City of Mississauga’s 2020 Workforce Diversity and Inclusion survey.

Automated Speed Enforcement Program

Council approved a motion to accelerate the City’s Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) program and expand the program to support the installation of 20 additional ASE cameras in 2021. The ASE program will increase the total number of cameras on Mississauga roadways from two to 22, allowing ASE units to be evenly distributed throughout the city. The original timeline for the installation of additional cameras was 2022. Mississauga’s Road Safety Committee has given its support for expansion of the ASE Program as soon as possible to provide greater coverage for the City.

The motion was raised by Pat Saito Ward 9 Councillor and Chair of the Road Safety Committee.

50-Metre Pool Review

Council requested City staff review options and costing estimates for a 50-metre pool with the analysis and recommendations to be considered as part of the upcoming Future Directions Master Plan for Recreation, including receiving feedback through a public consultation process.

The motion for the review was raised by Ward 3 Councillor Chris Fonseca. A community proposal for an Olympic-sized pool was on the May 12, 2021 General Committee agenda.


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