Join us for this transformative workshop, where we will explore the crucial role of leadership in promoting inclusivity, embracing diversity, and combating racism through education and dialogue. As leaders, we can drive meaningful change and create spaces where everyone feels valued, respected, and heard.
Today, nearly 130,000 Black people live in Alberta and even though there is a need to continue fighting racism and improve Black Albertan’s lives, the community continues to grow as people discover this land of opportunity.
“Canada has a history of anti-Black racism, and communities continue to face the impacts of systemic racism today. It is our collective responsibility to end it by listening, learning, and taking action. That is why in 2018, Canada officially recognized the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent, which provides a global framework for recognition, justice, and development for people of African descent. Building on this framework, our government will continue to address the unique challenges that Black communities face.
The Alberta Anti-Racism Advisory Council was established to provide advice to the Alberta government on efforts to combat racism and promote more inclusive and accepting communities across Alberta.
Alberta’s government has begun work on a number of anti-racism initiatives, including:
establishing a hate crime liaison and a Hate Crimes Coordination Unit
formally recognizing First Nations policing under The Police Act
banning the practice of carding
introducing the Alberta Security Infrastructure Program
enacting the Fair Registrations Practices Act and creating the Fairness for Newcomers Office to help new Albertans get their qualifications recognized
developing an inclusive communications policy for government
Allyship is the lifelong process of building relationships based on trust, consistency, and accountability with marginalized individuals and groups of people. The panels were designed for people to hear stories and best practices for engaging allies for greater impact and for people to learn how to create a culture of respect that mitigates against bullying and harassment.