Diversity & Inclusion

The City of Abbotsford recognizes the value of a diverse and inclusive workforce in attracting and retaining top talent at the City and in best serving and anticipating the needs of our diverse and growing community. 

As an employer, our organization remains committed to maintaining a positive, open and respectful working environment where everyone matters and differences are viewed as strengths. By fostering an environment of dignity and respect for all of our employees we will continue to build a workforce that reflects the diversity and strength of our community. 

2020 Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

The City of Abbotsford commits to respecting the fundamental rights, personal worth and human dignity of all members of our community and commits to acknowledging, understanding, accepting, valuing and celebrating differences among people with respect to race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or age of that person or because that person has been convicted of a criminal or summary conviction offence that is unrelated to the employment or to the intended employment of that person. This commitment helps everyone at the City of Abbotsford to celebrate differences as strengths and embrace the way in which we are interdependent.

The City’s 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Strategy will ensure the City of Abbotsford as a workplace remains in a leadership role in demonstrating the values of diversity and inclusion, and continues to support an involved, safe and engaged workforce committed to customer service excellence. The updated Strategy will serve as a platform for the City in planning proactively for the ongoing changes in the economic and talent market and assist in positioning the City as an employer of choice. 

Guiding Legislation – Canada and British Columbia

City of Abbotsford Guiding Policies and Practices