FAQs: Education services and partnerships


  1. Does the Alberta Human Rights Commission offer an educational program?

    Education and the promotion of human rights are core functions of the Commission in its efforts to foster equality and reduce discrimination. The Commission is a valuable source of information for Albertans and Alberta organizations and businesses wanting to know more about human rights law and how to prevent discrimination. You can read more about the Commission's education services.

  2. Where can I get general information about human rights? Can I request printed information?

    For more information about human rights, please call our confidential inquiry line.
    To request printed material, see our online publications and resources order form.

  3. Does the Commission have a funding program to support organizations that are undertaking educational initiatives? What is the Education Fund?

    The Commission does not have a funding program. However, the Alberta Human Rights Act, which created the Commission, also created the Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund. The HREMF receives an annual allocation from the Alberta Lottery Fund as well as a small amount of income from other sources, such as interest. The HREMF provides financial support for the Commission's education programs and services as well as grants to the community for educational programs and services that are in keeping with the purposes of the AHR Act. You can read more about the HREMF.

  4. What is the Canadian Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities?

    The Canadian Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities (CIM) is a UNESCO-led initiative calling on municipalities from across Canada to be part of a larger international coalition of cities to combat racism. Municipal governments, as well as other levels of government in Canada, along with local, national organizations and individuals share responsibility and have an important role to play in combating racism and discrimination and fostering equality and respect for all citizens. CIM will broaden and strengthen our society's ability to protect and promote human rights through coordination and shared responsibility among local governments, civil society organizations and other democratic institutions.

  5. What is the Commission's role in CIM?

    The Commission works with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCU) to invite municipalities in Alberta to join CIM and to promote and disseminate information about CIM in Alberta. The Commission serves on the CCU's national working group developing CIM of Calgary and the City of Toronto, the Commission organized and hosted the first national meeting of signatory municipalities and the national launch of the coalition, which took place during the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Conference in June 2007 in Calgary.

Created: December 19, 2019



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