Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility in Esquimalt

I.D.E.A. (Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility)

Esquimalt is committed to celebrating the rich diversity of our community. We strive to treat everyone fairly and are committed to removing barriers and maintaining inclusivity so that everyone can assess and full participate in the Township’s facilities, services and programs.

From our corporate values:

One of the six core values at the Township is Equity, Diversity and Inclusiveness - we share in the responsibility to create a positive culture, honour differences, and safeguard equity, inclusion and dignity for all.

This expectation of respect extends to staff, visitors and patrons to Township of Esquimalt facilities.

We are dedicated to providing a safe and inclusive environment. Our staff, visitors and patrons deserve to enjoy Township spaces safely and free of discrimination. Those who are unwilling to treat others in a fair and courteous manner may be asked to leave. Any form of abuse to staff or visitors will not be tolerated.

Cultural celebrations

Organizers of community events in Esquimalt may have them featured on the Township’s event calendar. Submit an event through the website.

The Township also strives to recognize significant holidays and cultural events through our digital platforms.

Cultural programming

We're currently looking to expand our program offering for our recreation centre, sports centre, and Esquimalt Gorge Park Pavilion. We're looking for the following programs and activities for our community:

  • Dance classes for youth and adults
  • Culture
  • Language
  • Music & Instruments
  • Cooking
  • Specialized Fitness 
  • Computer classes for adults
  • And more!

Do you have an idea for a program you'd like to run with us?

Please submit an application:

Contact Esquimalt Recreation to learn more about current cultural programs and classes.

Community Resources

211 British Columbia is a gateway resource for a variety of social services, including counselling, family supports and addition. 

Find more information on our Accessibility information page