Alberta Human Rights Information Service February 23, 2007
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Diversity Leadership Award
The Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission Diversity Leadership Award of Distinction recognizes organizations that embrace diversity in their workforce, and encourage respect and inclusion.
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) of Edmonton is this year's winner. This company exemplifies business excellence in building inclusive workplaces that help attract, retain and involve employees.
Other finalists recognized for their commitment to diversity and inclusion were: AgeCare of Calgary, Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op Ltd. of Edmonton, and Shell Chemicals Canada Ltd. - Scotford Facility of Fort Saskatchewan.
Spring human rights workshops
The Commission is offering Human Rights in the Workplace Public Workshops, intended for those interested in the impact of human rights legislation in the workplace. The full-day sessions will cover the topics of Duty to Accommodate and Human Rights and the Employment Process. The workshops will take place in Edmonton on March 15 and Calgary on March 22. Learn more about the workshops.
Businesses and organizations can also request customized human rights sessions to suit their individual needs and schedules. Please use the presentation request form.Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture human rights and diversity news
Human rights and multiculturalism award
Students pursuing graduate studies in Canadian human rights or multiculturalism are invited to apply for the Alberta Award for the Study of Canadian Human Rights and Multiculturalism. This award was established by the Minister of Community Development (now the Minister of Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture) in recognition of Alberta's centennial and the contributions and experiences of our diverse population. The award is made possible through the Human Rights, Citizenship, and Multiculturalism Education Fund. One award of $10,000 will be made, and the deadline for application is March 1. Download the application form.
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Call for nominations for anti-racism award
The Northern Alberta Alliance on Race Relations (NAARR) is seeking nominations for their annual awards which recognize Edmonton's most outstanding leaders who have made contributions in the area of race relations. Award categories include Anti-Racism Initiative of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award.Deadline for nominations is March 1, 2007. .
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