Partnerships and Engagement Initiatives

The Alberta Human Rights Commission is committed to supporting, encouraging, and contributing to meaningful collaborative efforts that reduce discrimination, eliminate barriers, and advance human rights.

Partnerships

  • The Commission is a founding partner in a multi-year partnership with the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association to help build the capacity of municipalities to be welcoming and inclusive while addressing racism and discrimination. The Commission is a champion of the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities and Welcoming and Inclusive Communities in Alberta.

  • The Alberta Hate Crimes Committee is another multi-agency partnership initiative in which the Commission is actively involved to assist in preventing, enforcing, and responding to hate- and bias-motivated activities in Alberta.

  • In 2018, the Commission partnered with and supported the Coalitions Creating Equity initiative in several Alberta regions. Regional and provincial strategies will be implemented to support collaboration, develop leadership, and to build capacity in communities to prevent racism and discrimination and to decrease inequity.

Engagement initiatives

  • The Alberta Human Rights Commission has a long history of engagement with and commitment to Indigenous Peoples in Alberta. In advancing this work, the Commission has developed, with community feedback, its Indigenous Human Rights Strategy to address and reduce systemic discrimination against Indigenous people; ensure its programs, services, and operations are accessible, meaningful, responsive, and culturally relevant to Indigenous people; and to strengthen and expand relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations. An Indigenous Advisory Circle will support the Strategy and its implementation.

  • In 2017, the Commission hosted a series of meetings with organizations across Alberta to learn about local human rights issues and priorities. What was heard during these conversations has helped to inform the Commission's work in moving forward and strengthening its education and engagement mandate. The comments from the five communities visited are included in a summary report Your Voice: Advancing Human Rights in Alberta.

 

Revised: June 21, 2021


Our vision is a vibrant and inclusive Alberta where the rich diversity of people is celebrated and respected, and where everyone has the opportunity to fully participate in society, free from discrimination.