by Morinville News staff
Education Minister David Eggen says he has met with more than 60 community organizations, representing a diverse range of Albertans, to gather their ideas on how to combat racism and build a more inclusive Alberta.
The province says their conversations with community groups have been ongoing throughout the summer and will continue into early fall.
“After meeting with a wide range of organizations, I am in awe of the knowledge, passion and commitment they have shown in addressing racism and promoting diversity and inclusion,” Eggen said. “This is our Alberta; it belongs to each and every one of us and we will work together to make lives better.”
The minister says he is also looking to hear from individuals with ideas about how the government can help Albertans who experience racism.
A public survey is now available at alberta.ca/inclusive-alberta and will remain active until Sept. 22.
In July, Premier Notley had asked Minister Eggen to gather community input on steps the government can take to help combat racism.
The minister will develop and deliver a report with recommendations to the Premier later this fall.
Organizations interested in requesting a meeting with Minister Eggen can email firstname.lastname@example.org.