Applications being accepted for Barrie Anti-Racism Task Force

Seven citizens representing city's visible minority population to be selected by third party

The City of Barrie is looking for seven citizens to join a newly created anti-racism task force.

City Hall is now taking applications for the task force that will work with local organizations to create a stronger understanding of the needs of Barrie’s racialized populations. This will be a non-political committee formed by representatives of Barrie’s visible minority populations and will focus on accountability, policy, awareness, and sustainability.

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These seven citizens are expected to meet on a regular basis until the end of the term in November of 2022. Members of the task force will be selected by a third party and not city council.

Those who wish to apply should fill out the online form and submit it no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 19. Forms can be submitted by mail or in person, visit the City of Barrie website for more information, including accessible alternate forms.

The Anti-Racism Task Force is co-sponsored by the Mayor’s Office and the Barrie Police Service.