Mandate Letter to the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth – Key Messages and Facts (Unique commitments)

Multiculturalism

Lead multiculturalism policy, programs and activities to ensure that Canadian diversity is celebrated and respected in all of its forms; Work to ensure that multicultural programs are delivered in an effective way.

Anti-Racism Strategy

Create new regulations for social media platforms, starting with a requirement that all Expand and advance Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy and ensure community-based projects are prioritized and meet the goals and outcomes of the Strategy.

Establish an Anti-Racism Secretariat.

LGBTQ2

Continue the work of the LGBTQ2 Secretariat in promoting LGBTQ2 equality, protecting LGBTQ2 rights and addressing discrimination against LGBTQ2 communities.

Provide additional investments to LGBTQ2 organizations to hire staff, expand services and reach more people. This includes hotlines and other support services for LGBTQ2 communities, including those that provide sexual health information.

Consult civil society representatives of LGBTQ2 communities to lay the groundwork for an LGBTQ2 action plan that would guide the work of the federal government on issues important to LGBTQ2 Canadians.

Canada’s Youth Policy

Continue the work of the Youth Secretariat to implement Canada’s first-ever Youth Policy and ensure that the upcoming State of Youth report adopts an intersectional approach that includes race.

Prime Minister’s Youth Council

Serve as Vice Chair of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council and provide it with departmental support so that I have an opportunity to draw advice from an engaged group of young Canadians.

Mandate Letter to the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth – Key Messages and Facts (Joint commitments)

Black Canadian Communities

Work with your colleagues to develop policies that tackle systemic discrimination and unconscious bias in our country, including anti-Black racism.

Support the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development in his continued investments in projects that celebrate, share knowledge of, and build capacity in our vibrant Black Canadian communities.

Decade for People of African Descent

Work with Ministers across government to build on the spirit of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent.

Combatting online hate and harassment and combatting ideologically-motivated violent extremism and terrorist organizations

Support the work of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada to ensure that all Canadian communities feel safe by combatting online hate and harassment and combatting ideologically-motivated violent extremism and terrorist organizations.

Senior appointments and respect for gender parity and diversity

Support the prime minister in the development of monitoring and reporting processes to ensure that the Government’s senior appointments are merit-based and demonstrate gender parity and diversity.

Pilot programming to encourage more newcomers to settle in rural Canada

Support the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship on pilot programming to encourage more newcomers to settle in rural Canada.

Services and information on programs that can help racialized communities find economic opportunities

Work with other Ministers, and economic development, agricultural and trade organizations as well as directly with industry, to ensure that under-represented people and communities, such as racialized communities, are better served and more informed about the programs and services that can help them find economic opportunities.

New investments in research, support and employment projects for visible minority newcomer women

Make new investments in research, support and employment projects for visible minority newcomer women, with support from the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion.

LGBTQ2

Work with the Minister of Health, and in partnership with Canadian Blood Services and Héma-Québec, to build on existing progress to implement a behaviour-based model of donation that eliminates the blood ban for men who have sex with other men.

Amending the Criminal Code and banning the practice of conversion therapy

Support the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada to amend the Criminal Code to ban the practice of conversion therapy and to take other steps required with the provinces and territories to end conversion therapy in Canada.

Youth Employment Strategy and the Canada Summer Jobs program

Support the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion to enhance the Youth Employment Strategy and the Canada Summer Jobs program.

Signature national youth service program

Lead, with the support of the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, the development of a signature national youth service program within the Canada Service Corps to allow youth to gain skills and leadership experience while making a meaningful difference in their communities.

GBA+

Work with the Minister of Finance and the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development to improve the quality and scope of Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) in future budgets, particularly with a focus on diversity analysis.

Support the work of the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development to ensure rigorous GBA+ is performed on all Cabinet proposals from every department, with a particular focus on diversity analysis.

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