Cornwall is one of Ontario’s oldest communities, and throughout its history its people have demonstrated respect for one another while building a inclusive community.
Cornwall is located on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee peoples and the Mohawks of Akwesasne, the original keepers of this land. As settlers, we are grateful for the opportunity to live here, and we thank all the generations of people who have taken care of this land for thousands of years.
Over the past several years, the demographic makeup of Cornwall has become increasingly diverse as the community has welcomed newcomers from all corners of the globe. Our city is made stronger with the different characteristics that shape our identity such as race, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and cultural background.
There are a number of organizations in the area that help celebrate diversity.