Fostering an inclusive Alberta engagement
Provide input on the government’s next steps to combat racism.
Engagement status: Open until Summer/Fall 2018
Minister responsible: David Eggen
Alberta is committed to promoting an inclusive society built on a foundation of mutual respect. While we're making progress to combat racism, we know there is more work to be done.
Last summer, Albertans shared their experiences and ideas on how the government can help people who experience racism.
Their feedback is reflected in the report: Taking Action Against Racism: What Albertans Told Us and What’s Next (PDF, 10 MB)
The report includes short-term and long-term actions to address racism and promote inclusion and diversity. Two of these items will launch this summer:
- establishing an anti-racism advisory council
- starting a community anti-racism grants program
We’re asking for your feedback on the other action items to make sure we’re on the right path.
Phase 2 engagement
We’re visiting communities across the province this summer to discuss next steps and get feedback on the following action items listed in the report:
- starting a foreign qualification recognition fund to broaden how we assess internationally trained workers
- expanding career mentorship programs to smaller communities
- creating a provincial hate crimes unit
- updating the curriculum to include materials focused on fighting racism
- expanding the number of languages students can learn in
- making sure Albertans know their rights
- making it easier for Albertans to access anti-racism resources
- reflecting Alberta as a government
- finding more ways to celebrate our diversity
Your input will help inform our next steps to combat racism.
Attend a community conversation
If your organization would like to participate in community conversation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tell us what you think about the report and action items.
Read the report:
- Taking Action Against Racism report (PDF, 10 MB)
- Appendix 1: Comparing Canadian Jurisdictions (PDF, 122 KB)
Send us your feedback using the form below:
The personal information is collected pursuant to section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RSA 2000, C. F-25). This information will be used to inform potential policy and program changes. Questions or inquiries regarding the collection and use of your personal information may be directed by email to EDC.FOIP@gov.ab.ca
Phase 1 highlights
Last summer, Minister David Eggen met with more than 100 community organizations to gather ideas on how to combat racism and build a more inclusive Alberta.
We also received feedback from almost 2,000 people through an online survey.
Their feedback was used to develop the Taking Action Against Racism report and action items.
Read Premier Notley's letter to Minister Eggen (Summer 2017)