Alberta Human Rights Information Service January 14, 2013

Upcoming forum and Human Rights in the Workplace public workshops scheduled for winter 2013

It's not too late to register for an upcoming forum and Human Rights in the Workplace public workshops!

Forum: Accommodating mental and physical disabilities in the workplace
Edmonton: January 30, 2013

The Alberta Human Rights Commission, the Human Resources Institute of Alberta and the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce are offering a breakfast forum for employers to discuss potential challenges in accommodating employees with physical and mental disabilities. The forum takes place in Edmonton on January 30, 2013.

Keynote speaker, Janice Ashcroft, Senior Legal Counsel, Office of the Chief of the Commission and Tribunals for the Alberta Human Rights Commission, will provide an overview of the duty to accommodate, including rights and responsibilities during all stages of the accommodation process. A panel of industry and agency experts will be available to address questions from the participants.

To learn more about the forum, see Accommodating Mental and Physical Disabilities in the Workplace (PDF). You can register online at For more information, call Jane Maze at 780-427-4533 in Edmonton. You can call toll-free from Alberta locations outside Edmonton. Registration is limited to 50 participants.

Human Rights in the Workplace public workshops
Calgary: February 6, 2013
Lethbridge: February 13, 2013

These workshops are recommended for:

  • business owners,
  • executives, managers and supervisors,
  • human resource professionals,
  • union representatives, and
  • anyone interested in learning more about human rights in the workplace.

The full-day workshops will provide participants with:

  • an overview of Alberta's human rights legislation,
  • key information on the Duty to accommodate and its application in the workplace, and
  • an understanding of harassment in the workplace and strategies to prevent such harassment.

The full-day workshops will also provide participants with an understanding of respectful and inclusive workplaces and strategies to create such workplaces.

The workshops qualify for points towards Certified Human Resources Professional recertification.  Read more about recertification points.

Read more about the workshops. To register for a winter public workshop, please use the public workshop winter 2013 registration form.

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