The goal of the session is to examine best practices human rights policies that promote Canada as an inclusive, diverse, multi-faith society while discussing the challenges that lie ahead.
Cassie Palamar is the Director of Education and Engagement, with the Alberta Human Rights Commission, an independent commission of the Government of Alberta. Through the delivery of programs and services, through partnership and collaboration, and through consultative and grant support for community human rights initiatives, the Education and Engagement arm of the Commission advances the goal of creating a province where everyone can participate fully without discrimination.
The Commission is proud to be have been recognized with an Award of Excellence (2014) from the Canadian Race Relations Foundation for their partnership work with the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) in developing the Welcoming and Inclusive Communities (WIC) initiative. WIC’s goal is to build municipal capacity to combat racism and other forms of discrimination through developing tools and organizing events that facilitate the sharing of best practices. The initiative also provides support and information to encourage municipalities to join the Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination (CCMARD), and to develop plans to help them meet their commitments as a signatory.
Prior to joining the Alberta Human Rights Commission, Ms. Palamar was involved in developing the provincial network of provincial historic sites and interpretive centres in Alberta.