Toronto becomes a signatory of the Integrating Cities Charter


Mayor John Tory signs the Integrating Cities Charter (December 18, 2014)

As the result of a dialogue initiated between EUROCITIES and the city of Toronto early 2013, the Integrating Cities Charter was adopted by City Council as one facet of the Toronto Newcomer Strategy. The charter requires the municipal government, as a policy maker, service provider, employer and buyer of goods and services, to provide equal opportunities for all residents, to integrate migrants, and to embrace the diversity of the local population. For more information, please visit:

EUROCITIES Secretary general Anna-Lisa Boni welcoming the signature of the charter by Toronto.

Toronto has a comprehensive set of resources in place to help newcomers settle and integrate. The Toronto Newcomer Strategy is designed to improve newcomer settlement through shared leadership, stronger collaboration and a more seamless and well-coordinated service system.

Download the Toronto Newcomer Strategy report (PDF).

The City of Toronto will also host its first annual Newcomer Day this year on May 29, along with the inaugural Newcomer Fair.