Commission news archives 2014

Here you will find an archive of Commission news entries from 2014 that have previously been posted on the Commission's home page.

DECEMBER 10 IS HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
(December 3, 2014)
On Human Rights Day, Albertans are encouraged to join communities across the globe as they celebrate human rights. This day marks the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by United Nations (UN) members on December 10, 1948.

Read more about this significant date and events planned in Alberta to celebrate the date in the December 3, 2014 special issue of the Commission newsletter.

HUMAN RIGHTS IN EMPLOYMENT FORUM
Accommodating Mental Disabilities
(October 29, 2014)
The Alberta Human Rights Commission, together with the Human Resources Institute of Alberta, Enbridge Pipelines Inc., and Sturgeon County and Teamsters' Union, is offering a breakfast forum. The forum presenters will discuss employers' and employees' obligations regarding the duty to accommodate mental disabilities in the workplace. The forum takes place in Edmonton on November 19, 2014.

To learn more about the forum, read the October 29, 2014 special issue of the Commission newsletter.

FUNDING AVAILABLE TO HELP COMMUNITIES FOSTER EQUALITY AND REDUCE DISCRIMINATION:
DEADLINE OCTOBER 1
(September 10, 2014)

The Alberta Human Rights Commission administers the Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund, which provides grants to community projects that foster equality and reduce discrimination. The deadline for applying for a grant is October 1, 2014. You can read more and learn how to apply for the grant in the September 10, 2014 special issue of the Commission newsletter.

HUMAN RIGHTS IN EMPLOYMENT FORUM
(August 27, 2014)
The Alberta Human Rights Commission, together with the Human Resources Institute of Alberta, is offering a breakfast forum. The forum presenters will discuss family status accommodation under the Alberta Human Rights Act and Compassionate Care Leave under the Employment Standards Code and the related obligations of employers and employees.  

To learn more about the forum, read the August 27, 2014 special issue of the Commission newsletter.

GLOBALFEST HUMAN RIGHTS FORUM
(August 11, 2014)
The Chief of the Commission and Tribunals, Mr. Robert Philp, Queen's Counsel, will be offering the keynote address at the GlobalFest Human Rights Forum 2014 in Calgary on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Read more about the forum in the August 11, 2014 special issue of the Commission newsletter.

NEW CHIEF OF THE COMMISSION AND TRIBUNALS APPOINTED
(July 4, 2014)
The Government of Alberta appointed Mr. Robert A. Philp, Queen's Counsel, as Chief of the Commission and Tribunals of the Alberta Human Rights Commission, effective July 1, 2014. Read more about the new Chief of the Commission and Tribunals in the July 4, 2014 issue of the Commission newsletter.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: COMMISSION'S CALGARY OFFICE HAS MOVED
(May 21, 2014)
The Calgary office of the Alberta Human Rights Commission has moved. The new office address is 200 J.J. Bowlen Building, 620-7 Avenue SW, Calgary. See Contact us for full contact information.

EMPLOYER FORUM SERIES
Navigating the Medical Information Maze
(April 1, 2014)
The Alberta Human Rights Commission, together with the Human Resources Institute of Alberta and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, 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 Calgary on May 6, 2014.

To learn more about the forum, see Navigating the Medical Information Maze (PDF). You can register online.

MARCH 21st MARKS THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
(March 14, 2014)
Read about this significant date in the Commission newsletter.

EMPLOYER FORUM SERIES: FAMILY STATUS ACCOMMODATION AND COMPASSIONATE CARE LEAVE
(March 12, 2014)
The Alberta Human Rights Commission, together with the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, Human Resources Institute of Alberta, Enbridge Pipelines Inc. and the Teamsters' Union, is offering a breakfast forum for employers. The forum presenters will discuss family status accommodation under the Alberta Human Rights Act and Compassionate Care Leave under the Employment Standards Code and the related obligations of employers and employees. This is the third session in the Duty to Accommodate employer forum series and it takes place in Edmonton on April 15, 2014. 

To learn more about the forum, see Family Status Accommodation and Compassionate Care Leave (PDF). You can register online.

COMMISSION RELEASES 2012-13 ANNUAL REPORT
(February 7, 2014)
The Commission has released its 2012-13 Annual Report. The report provides a summary of results achieved in the three areas of activity undertaken by the Commission: education and engagement, complaint resolution, and complaint adjudication. It also includes information about the legislative framework for the Commission and the Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund, biographies of the Members of the Commission, and listings of tribunal decisions made in 2012-13. Read the report.

Revised: May 5, 2015

 


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