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Presentations & webinars

This page features AUMA webinars and presentations from AUMA-hosted conferences and workshops, which are categorized by topic.

2019 Municipal Inclusion Symposium (co-hosted with the Alberta Human Rights Commission)

Building Internal Corporate Support for Inclusion

Attracting newcomers

Municipalities have an important role to play in ensuring that their communities are welcoming and inclusive, and can attract and retain newcomers in today’s highly competitive environment. As well, municipalities play a key role in providing supports to assist newcomers in settling and living in their communities.

Municipalities can:

Tools & resources

Tools to help you pursue social inclusion

Opportunities to promote equity and inclusion, and reduce racism and discrimination run abound. To help you either get started or continue and advance the work you are already doing, we have developed and consolidated a number of tools and resources, all of which are free to download. Click on any of the categories below to learn more.

Resources by type of diversity

One of the main goals of the WIC initiative is to help municipalities adapt to and celebrate the increasing diversity of Alberta’s population. In this context, diversity refers to attributes that are used to differentiate groups and people from one another. Being inclusive means being respectful for and appreciative of differences in ethnicity, skin colour, race, religious beliefs, gender, age, place of origin, income, occupation, social class, immigration status, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, language, education, and physical or mental ability.

About WIC

The WIC initiative is a partnership between the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) and the Government of Alberta to support municipal governments to be leaders in the implementation of policies and practices that create and maintain welcoming and inclusive communities in Alberta. 

What is a Welcoming and Inclusive Community?

A Welcoming and Inclusive Community is one that is free from discrimination, where all residents are able to participate fully in all aspects of the social, political, cultural and economic life of the community.

Welcoming and Inclusive Communities

The Welcoming and Inclusive Communities (WIC) initiative is a partnership between the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) and the Government of Alberta to support municipalities to implement policies and practices to help overcome issues of racism and discrimination. The goal of the WIC initiative is to create communities where all residents and visitors enjoy a sense of belonging and where diversity adds to the social and economic vibrancy of the community, and improves the quality of life for all residents. 

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