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AUMA's Welcoming and Inclusive Communities initiative is pleased to announce it will be hosting the Come Together Alberta Conference May 15-17, 2018, in Edmonton.
The conference theme, Creating Hope and Taking Action, will include sessions that will provide municipal leaders, community leaders and related stakeholders with inspiration and knowledge to take action to create more welcoming and inclusive communities, where residents, employees and visitors are not at risk of racism, discrimination or social exclusion. If you would like to advertise the event in your workplace, please use this poster.
Who should attend?
- Municipal elected officials
- Municipal administrative leaders and coordinators
- Community organizations
- Cultural organizations
- Housing organizations
- Educational institutions
- Human resource practitioners
- Anyone with an interest in overcoming social exclusion in local communities
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Learn more about the Welcoming and Inclusive Communities initiative.
The theme of the conference is Creating Hope and Taking Action and it is expected to draw up to 250 delegates representing municipal elected officials, municipal administrative leaders and coordinators, provincial officials, human resource practitioners, community organizations, cultural organizations, libraries, housing organizations, educational institutions and any person with an interest in overcoming social exclusion in local communities.
The keynote speaker will be Derek Cook, Director of the Canadian Poverty Institute, who will be speaking about how creating trust between people of diverse backgrounds will lead to more resilient communities.
The conference will also feature experiential activities such as the blanket exercise and the walk of privilege.
There will also be a panel interview with the Honourable Christina Gray, Minister of Labour and the Honourable David Eggen, Minister of Education, who will speak about the province’s efforts to overcome issues of social exclusion.
Participants will also hear from municipal and community organizations on promising practices to be more inclusive employers, service providers and leaders of community inclusion.