One Burlington - Celebrating Faith and Culture - Embracing Diversity

About One Burlington

One Burlington was founded through the inspiration of several Burlington faith communities after the Quebec mosque shooting in 2017. We embrace the unity that flows from acknowledging the multifaith and multicultural foundations of our city. We believe the contributions of our diverse faith, cultural, community, environmental and service groups continually strengthen Burlington; make it an exceptional place to live; and are a foundational part of the prosperity we all enjoy here in Halton and the surrounding area. Our beliefs are manifested in the inclusivity of our annual summer fairs and outreach events which are free and open to the public.

One Burlington Event with people of different faiths talking and sharing. The event was pre Covid-19
Our One Burlington's 2019 Summer Fair


One Burlington is dedicated to creating and facilitating opportunities for people of different backgrounds to come together in a cordial and peaceful manner, in order to learn about and experience aspects of each others’ faith and culture – because we believe a diverse, integrated Burlington is a stronger, kinder and more interesting community to live in.


One Burlington envisions our city and region growing beyond a place of mutual awareness and tolerance, to a place of mutual respect and understanding – leading to shared goodwill amongst all residents of our diverse community, and to unity in diversity.


Every summer since its inception, One Burlington has hosted an in-person summer fair featuring faith, community, culture and service groups, with free admission, performances and food in Central Park. Each year, around 1,500 people from Burlington, Halton and area have enjoyed the relaxed family atmosphere of our fair.  Seasonal outreach events were added to engage more of our community, and then all our events went online in response to the pandemic, with the exception of our February food drive for the Burlington Food Bank. See our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for up-to-date information. 

One Burlington events are FREE and EVERYONE is welcome!

Terry Fox tent with four people posing in front of the red tent.

2021 - One Burlington presents musical videos about "Africville" for Black History Month

As a followup to 2020’s packed event at Port Nelson church for Black History Month event, One Burlington’s 2021 event moved online with educational and entertaining musical videos about Africville, the Halifax community of Black Loyalist refugees, and the systemic racism experienced there until the community was razed in the 1960s to make room for industrial growth. Sample the artistry and production value of these videos as introduced by Joe Sealy on YouTube:

2020: One Burlington presented the musical "Rise and Struggle" for Black History Month

2019 - Multilingual posters inspired by our multifaith and multicultural Summer Fair in Central Park

One Burlington Information 2019 Arabic
One Burlington Information in Chinese
One Burlington Information in Korean
One Burlington Information 2019 Punjabi
One Burlington Information 2019 Spanish
One Burlington Information 2019 Urdu


(use OB Sign 2018.jpg graphic, + OB Activities.jpg, + OB Bandshell.jpg,  + OB Booths.jpg, + OB 2018 Dancers.jpg photos attached to this eMail) (use current website video of our 2018 summer event with Burlington Councillor Rory Nisan in the still – Caption could identify him).


 (use OBF 2017 Poster 2 graphic image attached to this eMail) (use the current Embrace The World.png globe image with supporting hands) (use OB Dateless Display Poster.pdf file) (use your discretion which row order is best)


email us at oneburlingtoncelebration [ at ]