Commission news archives 2013
Here you will find an archive of Commission news entries from 2013 that have previously been posted on the Commission's home page.
CHIEF OF THE COMMISSION AND TRIBUNALS REAPPOINTED
(December 4, 2013)
The Honourable David Blair Mason, QC, has been reappointed as a Member of the Commission and redesignated as Chief of the Commission and Tribunals of the Alberta Human Rights Commission for a term to expire on June 30, 2014. Read the Order in Council.
CELEBRATE HUMAN RIGHTS DAY!
(December 4, 2013)
Human Rights Day is December 10. You can read about this significant day and events planned in Alberta to celebrate Human Rights Day in the December 4, 2013 Commission newsletter.
EMPLOYER FORUM SERIES: NAVIGATING THE MEDICAL INFORMATION MAZE
(October 9, 2013)
The Alberta Human Rights Commission, together with the Human Resources Institute of Alberta, Enbridge, SMS Equipment, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce and the Teamsters Union, is offering a breakfast forum for employers to discuss the potential challenges in obtaining employee medical information and to identify some of the issues that arise when medical information is involved. This is the second session in the Duty to Accommodate employer forum series, and it takes place in Edmonton on November 20, 2013.
Janice Ashcroft, Senior Legal Counsel, Office of the Chief of the Commission and Tribunals for the Alberta Human Rights Commission; Mary Golab, Portfolio Officer for the Privacy Commission; and Darrell Peterson, Senior Legal Counsel for Enbridge Pipelines, will provide the human rights framework under which medical information may be requested. Participants will discuss common scenarios that many companies face and will develop an understanding of their rights and obligations regarding employee medical information. A panel of industry and agency experts will be available to address questions from the participants.
To learn more about the forum, see Navigating the Medical Information Maze (PDF). You can register online. For more information, call Jane Maze at 780-422-1924 in Edmonton. You can call toll-free from Alberta locations outside Edmonton. Registration is limited to 60 participants.
Read the November 12, 2013 special issue of the Commission newsletter.
4th ANNUAL HATE CRIME AWARENESS DAY
(April 22, 2013)
The Alberta Hate Crimes Committee (AHCC) invites all Albertans to participate in the fourth annual Hate Crime Awareness Day on April 24, 2013, when communities, governments and police unite to send the message that hate crimes will not be tolerated. This event is part of National Victims of Crime Awareness Week, April 21 to 27, 2013. Events will be hosted in four centres across Alberta, including Calgary, Lethbridge, Brooks and Edmonton. Blair Mason, Chief of the Commission and Tribunals, Alberta Human Rights Commission, will be speaking at the Calgary event to be held at Calgary Public Library, Main Floor, 616 Macleod Trail SE, starting at 11:30 a.m. Read more about Hate Crime Awareness Day and planned events.
FORUM: ACCOMMODATING MENTAL AND PHYSICAL DISABILITIES IN THE WORKPLACE
Calgary: June 12, 2013
(April 19, 2013)
The Alberta Human Rights Commission and the Human Resources Institute of Alberta are offering a breakfast forum for employers to discuss potential challenges in accommodating employees with physical and mental disabilities. The forum takes place in Calgary on June 12, 2013.
Janice Ashcroft, Senior Legal Counsel, Office of the Chief of the Commission and Tribunals for the Alberta Human Rights Commission, will provide an overview of the duty to accommodate, including rights and responsibilities during all stages of the accommodation process. A panel of industry and agency experts will be available to address questions from the participants.
To learn more about the forum, see Accommodating Mental and Physical Disabilities in the Workplace (PDF). You can register online. For more information, call Jane Maze at 780-422-1924 in Edmonton. You can call toll-free from Alberta locations outside Edmonton. Registration is limited to 75 participants. Read about the Edmonton forum held on January 30, 2013 on the Events page.
2013 CASHRA CONFERENCE
(April 15, 2013)
The 2013 Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) conference will be held May 29 to 31, 2013 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Renewing the Vision for Human Rights is this year's conference theme. Visit http://www.cashra2013.ca/ for details.
CELEBRATE LAW DAY IN ALBERTA
(April 9, 2013)
Throughout the month of April, The Canadian Bar Association, in cooperation and with funding from the Alberta Law Foundation and the Law Society of Alberta, will host events across the province, encouraging Albertans to experience our legal system and learn more about how it works in Alberta. The Alberta Human Rights Commission will be displaying banners, brochures, information sheets and other materials related to human rights and diversity at the Law Day events in Edmonton, Red Deer and Calgary on April 13, 2013. Read more about Law Day and the planned events throughout the province.
MARCH 21 IS INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
(March 14, 2013)
March 21 is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Read the March 14, 2013 issue of the Commission's newsletter and also read about upcoming Alberta events to mark the day.
Revised: March 25, 2014
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