Category Archives: Diversity

Calderdale Council staff and Councillors have been supporting national Refugee Week (19 – 25 June), taking part in events to show solidarity with refugees and people seeking sanctuary. Through a programme of arts, cultural, sports and educational events, Refugee Week celebrates the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking asylum. This year’s national… read more … about Refugee Week events celebrate kindness and inclusion>>

Refugee Week launch event at Central Library

Calderdale Council has been celebrating World Social Work Day (Tuesday 21 March) with a special event for social work colleagues across the organisation. World Social Work Day is a celebration that aims to highlight the achievements of social work, to raise the visibility of social services. To mark the occasion, Council social work staff from… read more … about Celebrating social work in Calderdale>>

Attendees at World Social Work Day event listen to keynote speech from Chikere Igbokwe

Celebrations are taking place across Calderdale to mark the International Day of Older Persons, supporting the borough’s Age Friendly status. International Day of Older Persons is a worldwide awareness day created by the United Nations and celebrated on 1 October every year. It recognises the valued contribution of older people in society and raises awareness… read more … about Grant scheme supports events for International Day of Older Persons>>

Cllr Fenton-Glynn and Cllr Sarah Courtney at Halifax Town Hall with boards pledging their support for IDOP

Joint press release with Calderdale Council of Mosques and Calderdale Interfaith Council Wainhouse Tower is lighting up green on Srebrenica Memorial Day on Monday 11 July, to honour the victims of the genocide. In July 1995, a genocidal massacre took place in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica. Around 8000 Bosnian Muslims were murdered by the… read more … about Paying tribute during Srebrenica Memorial Week>>

Wainhouse Tower

A month-long festival celebrating the culture and diversity of Calderdale is coming to the west Halifax area this June. Flavourfest brings together events and activities within the Park and Warley areas of Calderdale, which are some of the most culturally vibrant and distinctive places in the borough. The festival is supported by Calderdale Council, with… read more … about Celebrating Flavourfest in west Halifax>>

Children enjoying Healthy Holidays

Local food businesses, market traders or those looking to start their own business are invited to register their interest in an exciting new food and culture festival planned for Calderdale this June. The Flavourfest local market is due to take place outside Calderdale College, as part of a month-long festival of events and activities in… read more … about Giving enterprising communities a taste of an exciting new food festival>>

Calderdale Council is introducing changes to its car parks at Todmorden Sports Centre and Brighouse Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre, to ensure that disabled parking spaces are used correctly. As an inclusive organisation, the Council is committed to enabling everyone from Calderdale’s diverse communities to access its services and facilities. Disabled parking bays at Todmorden… read more … about Access for all at Calderdale sports centres>>

Todmorden Sports Centre

Calderdale Council is proposing to agree its equality objectives for 2021-2025, to ensure its services and practices continue to meet the current and evolving needs of its residents and employees. The Council is committed to addressing inequality and providing equitable, fair, inclusive and accessible services to help everyone in Calderdale achieve their potential, whoever they… read more … about Ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion in Council services>>

Cllr Tim Swift

In recognition of this year’s theme for Black History Month, Black and South Asian council staff have been asked to share what they are ‘Proud To Be’,  to show how they are all making history in their own ways, to highlight the contributions and achievements of Black and South Asian people throughout history, and to… read more … about Commemorating Black History Month – Proud to be my father’s daughter>>

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