Commission news archive 2017

Here you will find an archive of Commission news entries from 2017 that have previously been posted on the Commission's home page.

UPCOMING GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINES
Supporting equality and freedom from discrimination
(August 21, 2017)
The Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund provides grants that support community projects that foster equality and reduce discrimination. The Commission is accepting Expressions of Interest for Community Inclusion grants for Alberta Municipal Governments (deadline September 15,2017) and Human Rights Project grants for non-profit organizations and public institutions (deadline October 2, 2017). For more information, visit the grants page.

GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR DIRECTOR OF THE ALBERTA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
(August 18, 2017)
The Minister of Justice and Solicitor General is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as the Director for the Alberta Human Rights Commission. The Director is located in Edmonton and provides leadership to offices in Edmonton and Calgary. View the recruitment posting for the Director’s position on the Public Agencies website. The competition closes on September 17, 2017.

COMMISSION BIDS FAREWELL TO DON SMALLWOOD
(June 30, 2017)
On June 30, 2017, Don Smallwood left his position as Director of the Commission to take a new position within the Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General as Executive Director, Claims and Recoveries Branch, Justice Services Division. Mr. Smallwood served as Director of the Commission from April 2, 2012 to June 30, 2017.

Commission staff express their gratitude for the leadership provided by Mr. Smallwood during his tenure at the Commission. His hard work and commitment to human rights have moved the work of the Commission forward in significant ways over the last five years. We wish him all the best in his new position.

COMMISSION CONGRATULATES JANICE R. ASHCROFT, Q.C., ON APPOINTMENT TO COURT OF QUEEN’S BENCH IN ALBERTA
(June 23, 2017)
Janice R. Ashcroft, Q.C., Senior Legal Counsel to the Chief of the Commission and Tribunals, Alberta Human Rights Commission, was appointed a justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta in Calgary on June 23, 2017. During her 19 years at the Commission, Justice Ashcroft was a committed ambassador for human rights in Alberta, litigating cases for the Commission in her early years as legal counsel for the Director of the Commission and advising tribunal members as senior legal counsel to the Chief of the Commission and Tribunals in recent years. She also spoke regularly at educational forums and conferences about human rights and administrative law issues.

Justice Ashcroft’s commitment to and empathy for vulnerable Albertans will be an enduring legacy. Her colleagues and friends at the Commission congratulate her and wish her the best in her new role. Read the news release from Justice Canada.

HUMAN RIGHTS IN EMPLOYMENT FORUM SERIES:
ACCOMMODATING MENTAL DISABILITIES IN THE WORKPLACE
The Commission is offering forums on Accommodating Mental Disabilities in the Workplace.
Edmonton: May 3, 2017
Calgary: May 10, 2017
Read more about the forums and learn how to register.

MARCH 21: INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
Read the Chief's Message and the Commission newsletter marking International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. 

CHIEF OF THE COMMISSION AND TRIBUNALS OFFERS MESSAGE REGARDING
QUEBEC CITY MOSQUE SHOOTING
(January 31, 2017)
You can read the Chief's message.

Page revised: October 20, 2017


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