Help make a difference

Welcome to the website for the Help Make A Difference initiative. This initiative has been developed to create awareness about the importance and benefits of diversity in our communities and encourage Albertans to contribute to building an inclusive and respectful society through their own actions.

Phase one of this initiative focused on the need for increased intercultural understanding and encouraged Albertans to contribute to building a fair and respectful society for everyone. Phase two expanded these themes to focus on the inclusion of persons with disabilities and recognition of skills and assets of all Albertans. These themes were selected because of the high volume of human rights inquiries and complaints that are received in these matters. 

The Help Make a Difference initiative reminds us that in order to build strong and welcoming communities and workplaces, we need to ensure people are not excluded or discriminated against because of certain characteristics. Characteristics protected from discrimination under Alberta's human rights legislation include race, religious beliefs, colour, gender, physical disability, mental disability, age, ancestry, place of origin, marital status, source of income, family status and sexual orientation.

Message from the Ministries

Global TV Alberta, the Ministry of Culture and Community Spirit and the Ministry of Seniors and Community Supports were partners in this initiative. Major contributors within these ministries have been: the Alberta Human Rights Commission, the Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund, Disability Supports, Persons With Developmental Disabilities (PDD) and the Premier's Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities



Due to confidentiality concerns, the Commission cannot reply to complaints of discrimination by email. Please contact the Commission by phone or regular mail if you have a specific complaint.

You can access information about making FOIP requests for records held by the Commission on our Contact us page.

The Commission will make publications available in accessible multiple formats upon request. Multiple formats provide access for people with disabilities who do not read conventional print.