Since the first settlers made their home here, the foundations of our community have been built by individuals and groups from many walks of life. The influence of different cultural, ethnic, educational, and other values has played a major role in the formation and expansion of the entire Greater Sudbury community.

On July 4, 2005, Greater Sudbury's City Council unanimously adopted the Diversity Plan. The Plan is a central part of the Diversity Thrives Here! Project which seeks to encourage community initiatives that embrace diversity with the ultimate goal of creating a community in which all citizens, particularly Aboriginal, Francophone, immigrant and multicultural groups, have an effective infrastructure of services to meet their needs.

Each year, members of the community celebrate diversity through different events, festivals, fairs, activities and other initiatives.