Commission news archive 2019

Here you will find an archive of Commission news entries from 2019 that have previously been posted on the Commission's home page.

(February 27, 2019)
February is Black History Month. Michael Gottheil, Chief of the Commission and Tribunals, provided opening remarks at the Dialogue for Taking Action Against Racism hosted by Alliance Jeunesse-Famille de l’Alberta Society at the Campus Saint-Jean in Edmonton on February 16, 2019. You can read the Chief’s Message regarding Black History Month in English and French.

(February 20, 2019)
On February 12, 2019, the Lieutenant Governor in Council appointed Nancy Henderson as Director of the Alberta Human Rights Commission for a five-year term, beginning on February 19, 2019. Ms. Henderson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree, both from the University of British Columbia.

Ms. Henderson brings to the Commission many years of leadership experience, having previously served in senior roles in legal and non-profit organizations, including with legal aid in B.C. as the Executive Director for the Social Planning and Research Council of B.C., as well as at Osgoode Hall Law School’s teaching clinic, and at Parkdale Community Legal Services. She has gained expertise in change management, strategic and operational planning, financial management, and human resources. Most recently, Ms. Henderson served as one of six Vice-Chairs on the Landlord and Tenant Board in Ontario. As an adjudicator, Ms. Henderson resolved disputes under the Residential Tenancies Act. You can read the Order in Council.

(February 20, 2019) 
On January 22, 2019, the Lieutenant Governor in Council appointed six new members of the Commission, each for a term to expire on January 21, 2022. The new members of the Commission are:

• Darryl Aarbo, Q.C.
• Rita Aggarwala
• Roxanne Davis
• Laura Mensch
• Sharon Sproule
• Nazrina Umarji

You can read the biographies of the members of the Commission and the Order in Council.

(January 23, 2019)
The Commission has released its 2017-18 Annual Report. The report provides a summary of results achieved in the three areas of activity undertaken by the Commission: education and engagement, inquiry and complaint resolution services, 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 2017-18. You can read the report.

Page updated: July 2, 2019

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