“Stratford strives to be a welcoming community: healthy, vibrant, and accessible, where everyone’s sense of belonging, dignity, and safety is a shared priority.”
So reads a draft statement prepared by several groups and organizations in the city that have come together in an effort to help define what it means for Stratford to be a welcoming community.
The work was started in response to incidents of racism, homophobia, religious intolerance, and harm over the last year in the Stratford area.
Over 150 community members provided feedback through virtual community consultations and a survey.
The statement adds, “In Stratford, we work collectively to ensure all individuals feel valued and included.”
Virtual community consultations are planned for Monday, April 3rd at 6 p.m., and Tuesday, April 4th at noon to gather feedback on the statement.
More information can be found on the Visit Stratford website.