Competition status: Closed on Sept. 15, 2018
Ministry responsible: Education

Overview

The Anti-Racism Advisory Council will represent Alberta’s diverse community and have a voice in implementing the action items outlined in the Taking Action Against Racism plan that was released in June 2018.

Read the plan:

Establishing the council is one of the first steps in implementing the action plan.

Role and responsibilities

The council will consist of up to 25 people. Members are selected through a public recruiting process, which closed on September 15, 2018.

The council’s role is to advise the Minister of Education on how to combat racism and to implement and evaluate the anti-racism action items.

The council may provide advice in the following areas:

  • removing systemic barriers to accessing government programs and services
  • removing language barriers in accessing information
  • exploring ways to educate and inform Albertans to encourage acceptance and prevent future racism
  • finding opportunities to connect with law enforcement agencies and communities to raise awareness and assist local collaboration across Alberta
  • identifying strategies and actions to combat racism

Next steps

Thank you to everyone who applied for a position on the council.

We're currently reviewing applications and will contact applicants for interviews shortly.

The new council members will be announced in the coming months.

Contact

Email questions or comments to combatracism@gov.ab.ca