The city bylaw required to create an inclusivity advisory committee was passed by city council at its meeting Monday.
Third and final reading of the bylaw received unanimous support.
The committee’s purpose is to focus on issues related to inclusivity and diversity within Whitehorse, says the administrative report prepared for council.
Third reading of the bylaw confirms the two-year appointment of committee members Shonagh McCrindle, Ramesh Ferris, Nancy Kidd, Stace Bernard, Pawan Bhardwaj, Christina Zahar, Bill Burton and Sharlaina Bain.
Committee members will amongst themselves select a chair.
The report says council will expect the committee within its first year to present recommendations regarding means to improve social inclusion and encourage diversity within the city with specific focus on city programs, services and responsibilities.
City administration will work with the committee to develop an agenda, work plan and budget for the first year, says the report.