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Minto Cultural Roundtable

Updated: Aug 11, 2023
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The mandate of the Minto Cultural Roundtable is to give guidance and input related to culture and to implement the Cultural Plan for Minto.

The Cultural Roundtable does this by:

  • Supporting community led solutions to issues identified by the Cultural Roundtable or the community at large.
  • Encouraging leadership and innovation.
  • Facilitating networking and information exchange.
  • Serving as a sounding board for ideas and actions.
  • Reviewing policies related to culture.
  • Supporting the integration of cultural development plans into related Town plans (i.e. Official Plan and Strategic Plan)

The Minto Cultural Roundtable is made up of 16 people representing the following groups/organizations:

  • Town of Minto Council
  • Minto Arts Council
  • Grey Wellington Theatre Guild or the Norgan Theatre Board
  • Minto’s Heritage Groups (Clifford Historical Society, Harriston Historical Society, Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum, Minto Heritage Association)
  • Harriston-Minto or Palmerston Agricultural Societies
  • Minto Chamber of Commerce
  • Minto Branches of the Wellington County Library
  • Youth (Age 15 – 24)
  • Four to Seven members of the public

Staff Resources:

  • Director of Economic & Community Development
  • Marketing & Community Development Coordinator
  • Treasurer

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Dei committee recruitment flyer

The Minto Cultural Roundtable is seeking diverse members of the community interested in sharing their voice to volunteer on the new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) sub-committee. The committee will work with the Town of Minto on matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion to ensure Minto lives up to its commitment to be a welcoming and inclusive rural community.

To the greatest extent possible, members from the community will represent a broad range of under-served and equity seeking groups such as but not limited to:

  • Indigenous peoples
  • LGBTQ2S+
  • Newcomers, new Canadians
  • Persons living in poverty
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Racialized people, people of diverse ethnic or cultural origin
  • Seniors
  • Women
  • Youth
  • 3-5 Community Members working in allyship 
  • The Director of Economic & Community Development and the Marketing and Community Development Coordinator or their designates will attend all meetings.  

Join the New Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Sub-Committee.

Help us build a more inclusive community

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Minto Pride Committee

Minto Pride was founded in 2019 as a sub-committee of the Cultural Roundtable.

Run by a small group of volunteers, Minto Pride encourages inclusion, and increases visibility, of the LGBTQ2S+ community in the Town of Minto, while promoting education on the diversity of gender, sex and sexual identity.

Harriston, Palmerston, and Clifford are diverse and growing communities in Minto. We strive to bring people from a variety of walks of life together to create a shared society where there is room to learn from, socialize with, and get to know each other.

We celebrate Pride by holding events and advocating for the LGBTQ2S+ community. Past events have included our annual Pride in Park event in June, Drag nights, Socials, Trivia nights, and more.

Since the creation of our group we've successfully advocated for the Pride flag to be flown at Town Hall during June, a presentation to Council on the importance of Pride, as well as the approval for a rainbow crosswalk in Harriston.

These are small steps on the rural road of equity that lead to making Minto a place where all families want to belong.

Do you want to stay up to date on our events and happenings? Get in contact, or simply show your support? You can find us on Facebook and Instagram @mintopride, or email us at mintopridecommitte@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events:

  • May 15th from 1:00pm - 3:00pm: Big Gay Hike - White's Junction Trail 
  • June 12th from 12:00pm - 2:00pm: Pride in the Park

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Erin Raftis Marketing & Community Development Coordinator

519-338-2511 ext 241