Local Institutions and Organizations that are Inclusive and Welcoming
Inclusive communities are places where organizations and institutions reach out and involve their existing and potential clients, as well as family members, volunteers and community residents. Public institutions like municipal government, school boards and health care services should make it easy for people to get involved with their work, provide feedback, or share their suggestions. Having a meaningful voice in the affairs of these institutions is an important element of inclusion.
The Benefits for People
When Thunder Bay has local organizations that are inclusive and welcoming:
– People feel safe.
– People are engaged in community life.
– People feel a sense of belonging.
– People can get the help they need.