The Mill Courtland Community Centre is situated on the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and Neutral Peoples. We recognize our responsibility to serve as stewards for the land and honour the original caretakers who came before us. Our community is enriched by the enduring knowledge and deep-rooted traditions of the diverse First Nations, Metis and Inuit PEOPLE in the neighbourhoods of Mill-Courtland and Highland-Stirling.
Statement of Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity
The Highland Stirling Community Group, the Mill Courtland Neighbourhood Association, and the Mill Courtland Community Centre acknowledge the existence and impact of systemic discrimination within public institutions, including community centres. We are committed to creating equitable access to inclusive community programs that meet the diverse needs of community members. We do this through internal training on anti-racism and anti-hate, through partnerships with organizations that represent marginalized populations, and through the active recruitment of members of marginalized populations for leadership positions.
Anti-Racism & Anti-Hate Initiatives
The Highland Stirling Community Group, the Mill Courtland Neighbourhood Association, and the Mill Courtland Community Centre are dedicated to offering community programs that meet the needs of the diverse population of downtown Kitchener and area. We actively seek opportunities to partner with local groups to provide meaningful and equitable programming for marginalized populations. We encourage any individual or group who is interested in proposing, developing, or delivering a program to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the centre at 519-741-2491.
The following programs and services are examples of leadership’s efforts to diversity the community centre’s offerings: