Category Archives: Diversity

Calderdale Council is celebrating the achievements of women on International Women’s Day (Friday 8 March 2024) and throughout Women’s History Month. The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, ‘inspire inclusion’, fits perfectly with the Council’s priority to reduce inequalities and its commitment to diversity and inclusion.  The Council has taken great strides to be… read more … about Inspiring inclusion on International Women’s Day>>

Cllr Jenny Lynn, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities

The unique heritage and culture of Halifax will be showcased as part of a new trail around the town’s centre, mixing existing landmarks with new art installations. The ‘Art and About Trail’ is part of Future High Streets Fund work in Halifax, funded by the Government and being delivered by Calderdale Council.  The trail is… read more … about Artist call-out for new cultural trail in Halifax>>

Think you know Halifax? branding and central market clock

Calderdale Council’s ongoing commitment to equality, diversity, fairness and inclusion is highlighted in a report to be discussed by Cabinet Members. The Council values the rich diversity of our communities, and has a priority to reduce inequalities for its employees and local people. Its equality objectives 2021-2025 help to achieve this, and progress is reported… read more … about Everyone different, everyone matters>>

Cllr Jenny Lynn, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities

Calderdale Council is proud to support national LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans+) History Month 2024(external link). Every February, the awareness month aims to increase the visibility of LGBT+ people and history, and to combat prejudice. Cllr Jenny Lynn, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities, said: “We want all our staff, and… read more … about Celebrating LGBT+ History Month>>

Events in Calderdale are increasing awareness of different faith communities and strengthening connections this Inter Faith Week(external link) (Sunday 12 – Sunday 19 November 2023). Calderdale’s support for the national week officially began on Remembrance Sunday, with Calderdale Interfaith members coming together to attend the civic service at Halifax Minster to honour those who have… read more … about Inter Faith Week strengthens community connections>>

The month of November is Islamophobia Awareness Month and the Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Jane Scullion has shared a message of unity, condemning any form of Islamophobia. Islamophobia Awareness Month is a national campaign to showcase the positive contributions of Muslims as well as raise awareness of Islamophobia. The Leader of the Council, Cllr Jane… read more … about Islamophobia Awareness Month>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Leader of Calderdale Council

During the Women’s World Cup, Calderdale Council is shining the spotlight on the borough’s vibrant women’s and girls’ football and sports scene. Alongside the amazing female football teams across Calderdale showcasing local talent, the Healthy Holidays Calderdale scheme is providing free access to football and other sports and activities for young people eligible for free… read more … about Spotlight on women’s and girls’ football in Calderdale>>

Embracing all disabilities and celebrating each person’s uniqueness was the focus of a Calderdale Council event to mark Disability Pride Month. This important awareness-raising month takes place nationally every July. To celebrate Calderdale’s disabled community and their achievements, the Council’s Staff Disability Forum held the Disability Pride Get Together on Tuesday 25 July at Orange… read more … about Council celebrates Disability Pride Month>>

Calderdale Council is reaffirming its commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, by proposing to become the first employer in Yorkshire and the Humber to adopt UNISON’s national Anti-Racism Charter(external link). One of the Council’s three priorities is to reduce inequalities. Adopting the Charter would send out a clear message to staff and communities that it… read more … about Progressing the Council’s commitment to equality>>

Cllr Dacre