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Taking action against racism : what Albertans told us and what to do next

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After six Muslims were killed in a Quebec City mosque in 2017, the Premier committed to take action against racism in Alberta. This plan delivers on that commitment, following extensive consultations with Albertans who experience racism first-hand. It includes two items which will be implemented immediately: the establishment of anti-racism advisory council as the first government organization dedicated to fighting racism in Alberta; and the establishment of a community anti-racism grants program, which will fund community initiatives that fight racism. As well, further engagement consultations will be held to help move forward on other initiatives, including: starting a foreign qualification recognition fund, expanding career mentorship programs to smaller cities, creating a provincial hate crimes unit, funding the Alberta Hate Crimes Committee, updating the provincial curriculum to include materials focused on fighting racism, expanding the number of languages in which students can learn, making sure Albertans know their rights, and making it easier for Albertans to have access to anti-racism resources.

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anti-racism anti-racism initiatives racism

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Policy
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31 pages

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Once

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Government of Alberta

Place of Publication

Edmonton

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Date Created

2018-06-18

Date Added

2018-07-03T15:36:02.697739

Date Modified

2018-06-18

Date Issued

2018-06-18

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