This full day workshop will provide advocates with an understanding the architecture of rights and the mechanisms that exist for human rights complaints to be heard provincially, federally and internationally.Read More
“I am deeply sad not to be able to attend the Priyadarshni Academy Awards. I am honoured that my face is put up in some of the major newspapers in India however along with the other award recipients. I am proud to receive this international recognition, following in the stead of folks such as Martin Luther King III.
Since I won't be able to share my speaking notes verbally, I thought I would share them here so they echo perhaps on a few ears.” Renée VaugeoisRead More
“Paint The Rails means so much more than six simple murals. Through engaging communities and citizens we’ve been able to share important stories and history of the city we live in. I grew to understand the importance of community, knowledge, and speaking up for those who are otherwise unable to share their own thoughts about the city we live in.” Dana BelcourtRead More
YEG Dignity 2018 aims to highlight the intersectionality of lived experiences of the community living with disabilities in and around Edmonton. This initiative is an effort to amplify the voice of people with disability.Read More
This full day workshop, held in partnership with the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre, will provide advocates with an understanding the architecture of rights and the mechanisms that exist for human rights complaints to be heard provincially, federally and internationally.
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Join a provincial network of human rights defenders. Become a Stride Advocate in Calgary
As a Stride Advocate you will learn skills in advocating for human rights and supporting community members and grassroots agencies in addressing issues of racism, discrimination and/or barriers to access.Read More
It’s time to reflect on the experiences of kinship and child intervention in Alberta while learning from the lessons in Manitoba. This work will serve to strengthen networks and relations across communities for the benefit of children, while integrating knowledge and experiences on advocacy within systems.Read More
The intention of this gathering is to reflect and learn more about the Bear Clan and how this movement came to life in Winnipeg and the role it plays today. We will also discuss the possibilities for similar movements, experiences, and intentions in Lethbridge.Read More
The recognition and protection of the rights of victims of crime are not unique to Alberta or Canada. Victims’ rights have been a conversation in the international arena for decades and were agreed upon in 1985 by members of the United Nations.
“Victims” means persons who, individually or collectively, have suffered harm, including physical or mental injury, emotional suffering, economic loss or substantial impairment of their fundamental rights, through acts or omissions that are in violation of criminal laws operative within Member States, including those laws proscribing criminal abuse of power.Read More
A leadership program for young people.
Peacebuilders are committed to building a movement of inclusion, dignity and peace.Read More
We would like invite you to be part of a supported Improv Workshop Series with Rapid Fire Theatre
This workshop is specifically for people living with disabilities to bring to light the issues in the community through play and humor.Read More
To be defined as sexual exploitation, 3 things are required; a trafficker, a sex-trade buyer and a sexually exploited person.
How Does it Happen?
Many of our most marginalized community members are recruited or coerced into sexual exploitation due to complex poverty, social isolation or basic survival.Read More
This workshop will give participants insight into signs and warnings that can help community identify issues and respond effectively to sexual exploitation and human trafficking.Read More
The Advancing Reconciliation in Education Professional Development Series workshops provide the opportunity to work through the toolkit and learn skills and processes to apply that knowledge in the classroom. JHC will provide a framework for teachers to introduce and work through Canada’s complex and challenging history, while inspiring action and understanding in schools and the broader community.Read More
Do the Rights Thing is a quarterly film screening exploring human rights issues, locally and across Canada. On August 12 we will screen Village of Widows, a documentary that recounts the tragedy of the Sahtu Dene people that were employed by the Canadian Government in transporting uranium during World War II and for many years after.Read More
Our community circle and walking tour with members of Edmonton’s Chinese community was an opportunity to peel back the surface layer of chinatown to reveal some of the stories that lie underneath:
It was in 1911 that chinatown really began in Edmonton,
In the 1930’s The Chinese Exclusion Act restricted Chinese from bringing their families. Only single working men could afford the head tax