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  • Writer's pictureNicolas Tremblay

Inclusion and diversity: Vaudreuil-Dorion's new policy on togetherness.

(Source: Ville de Vaudreuil-Dorion)

On May 16th, the city adopted its first policy on togetherness to include the growing diversity of its community. Here is a demographic analysis of Vaudreuil-Dorion, a summary of the policy, and its governmental support:

Demographics of Vaudreuil-Dorion (Source: Ville de Vaudreuil-Dorion)

Diversity in Vaudreuil-Dorion

According to the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion, the past 20 years significantly changed the city and its population. The statistics above show this demographic change as a result of a growing immigrant population from 2001 to 2021, making up a quarter of Vaudreuil-Dorion's total population. Fifteen percent of immigrants are from India, and 7.1 percent are from Egypt, amongst other nationalities. According to this graphic representation, 29 percent speak English, 14.2 percent speak French, 53.8 percent speak both, and 3.1 percent do not speak English or French. Concerning languages, this statistical portrait of Vaudreuil-Dorion's population reveals that there were more than 60 languages spoken at home in 2021.

Vision and Values concerning the new policy (Source: Ville de Vaudreuil-Dorion)

An inclusive policy

This new policy on togetherness in Vaudreuil aims to promote a diverse and inclusive community while fighting any form of discrimination. The policy's three central values are audacity, openness, and engagement.

Committees working on this policy (Source: Ville de Vaudreuil-Dorion)

Above are the eight committees collaborating to bring this policy to life. Their members are primarily municipal representatives such as the Mayor and cultural and social organizations. There is also a Citizen Consulting Committee with 11 diverse members to oversee the municipality's actions and advise officials concerning the application of this new policy.

Help from the Provincial government.

According to the Vaudreuil-Dorion website, the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration is helping Vaudreuil-Dorion to achieve this project through its Programme d’appui aux collectivités. Such support from the Government du Québec will help to pay half of the costs, up to a maximum of $27,500.

For more information concerning the Policy, visit:

Vaudreuil-Dorion’s website

PDF Presentation of the Policy (in French)

Source: Ville de Vaudreuil-Dorion


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