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Diversity and Inclusivity

Diversity and Inclusivity

Kawartha Lakes is for everyone. We invite you to participate.

With growth and change comes an increasing commitment to building a welcoming atmosphere for residents and businesses. While we know our communities are generous and open, we also recognize the necessary and ongoing work to create positive spaces along with opportunities for education and dialogue.

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Accessibility for our Residents

Read about the city of Kawartha Lakes Accessibility Advisory Committee who guide our work to ensure an accessible life for our residents.

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Celebrate Pride

Celebrate Pride week every July with loads of activities for the whole family. Discover Pride Kawartha Lakes.

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Are you new to Canada?

Welcome! The New Canadians Centre serving Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough, and Northumberland is here to help you find your place and provide you the unique resources you need to successfully settle in this region. Get support with employment, immigration, education, language instruction, and more.

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Rich & Vibrant Communities

Whether you are new to Kawartha Lakes or a long-time resident, you can access our list of community support services which aim to ensure all of our residents are included and have a voice. We work hard to provide the supports needed as Kawartha Lakes becomes more diverse. We know the changing nature of the region contributes to the vibrant and rich fabric of our communities and businesses.

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International Student Life

Post-secondary schools in the region are also attracting more students from all over the world. Find out more about international student life at Fleming College and Trent University.

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Committed to Reconciliation

The City of Kawartha Lakes honours and recognizes the importance of the Indigenous people (First Nation, Métis, and Inuit) and their cultural contributions to the tapestry of our region. The municipality recognizes the significant contributions of the Indigenous people and is committed to working together towards reconciliation.

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