October 15th- Update on Anti-Racism Advisory Working Group Applications

We want to thank all applicants for taking their valuable time to apply to be a member of the Anti-Racism Advisory Working Group. We had an overwhelming response of 73 applications from BIPOC community members and Allies, who are all incredibly passionate, qualified and bring their lived experience to help the Region of Waterloo address racism in the Waterloo Region.

Selection Committee are Omi Ra (previously known as Victoria Rodney), Ismail Mohamed, Jean Becker, Grace Ibrahima and Lois MacDonald. They will need more time to thoroughly review all the applications and see how each applicant can bring their unique perspective, experience, and skills to the 11 member Anti-Racism Advisory Working Group. The Selection Committee is expecting to finalize the Working Group’s composition by Friday October 30th, 2020. Before this date, if clarification is needed, Selection Committee members will connect with the applicants by phone.

The entire Anti-Racism Advisory Working Group will have its first meeting at the end of November 2020.

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Once again, thank you!

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