Council Workshop
Revised Meeting Agenda

Remote meeting live streamed

Changes to the original agenda are noted with an asterisk "*". 

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This meeting will be held by Electronic Participation in accordance with the City of Guelph Procedural By-law (2020)-20515.

Introductory Session

Our Shared Journey: Unpacking Systemic Racism

Co-facilitated by:
Nancy Rowe, M.A.
Marva Wisdom, M.A.


  1. Session introduction and purpose
    1. Scott Stewart, Chief Administrative Officer, to introduce co-facilitators Marva Wisdom and Nancy Rowe
    2. Initial team and roles
    3. Setting the context
  2. Rules of engagement and learning to get comfortable with being uncomfortable
  3. First things first - introduction:
    1. Land acknowledgement
    2. Relationships and brief history of colonialism
  4. Introduction to systemic racism:
    1. What are the components?
    2. How might each component be experienced?
  5. Community Plan progress and next steps
    1. Actions already happening in the community
    2. Strategies and actions that seem to be helpful in tackling systemic racism
  6. Demonstrating community leadership
  7. Questions and/or what would you like to know more about?
  8. Wrap-up and next steps 

Optional pre-meeting material that will help in grounding session: