Human Rights in Employment Forum Series

The Human Rights in Employment forums are in-person morning sessions that provide an in-depth look into human rights issues in the area of employment. A panel of experts explore current human rights issues and present common scenarios that companies may face to help participants develop a deeper understanding of the topic.

The forums are targeted to those with a good working knowledge of the Alberta Human Rights Act and principles such as the duty to accommodate, undue hardship, bonafide occupation requirement and preventing harassment. For more information on these topics, you can visit the Commission’s E-learning Centre or attend a public workshop.

The forums are designed for human resource practitioners, executives, managers and supervisors, business owners, and union leaders who would like up-to-date information on current human rights topics and want to learn about how other organizations are dealing with these complex issues. 

Early registration is recommended, as space is limited to 60 participants. The cost is $52.50 including breakfast.

Schedule of upcoming forums: Addressing Racial Discrimination in the Workplace

The Alberta Human Rights Act protects employees against discrimination on the basis of race, colour, ancestry, and place of origin in employment. The Addressing Racial Discrimination in the Workplace forum will:
  • Provide an understanding of racial discrimination
  • Inform how employers should respond to complaints of racial discrimination
  • Develop strategies for creating a respectful workplace that is free of racial discrimination

Expert Panel
Melissa Luhtanen, Senior Legal Counsel, Office of the Chief of the Commission and Tribunals, Alberta Human Rights Commission, together with Pamela Dos Ramos, Ph.D. and Brenda Johnson, Human Rights Educators from the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre, will discuss ways to address racial discrimination in the workplace.

Who should attend?
Human resource practitioners, business owners, executives, managers, supervisors, and union representatives who would like to gain a better understanding of preventing racial discrimination in the workplace are encouraged to attend. Knowledge of the Alberta Human Rights Act is beneficial, as basic human rights concepts are not covered in this session. For more information, refer to the Commission's webcast on the Alberta Human Rights Act on the E-learning webpage.

Register early, as space is limited!

Date: November 7, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location:  Hotel Blackfoot, 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE, Calgary
Fee: $52.50 including breakfast
You can read more about the forum and register online.

For more information about forums, call Jessica Snow at 780-422-1924 in Edmonton. You can call toll-free from Alberta locations outside Edmonton by first calling 310-0000.

The Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of Alberta (CPHR) has approved Continuing Professional Development hours for Certified Human Resource Professionals (CHRP) in Alberta when attending a forum. Please contact CPHR for more information.

Revised: October 31, 2018






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