Alberta Government Helps to Encourage Equality and Reduce Discrimination

by NationTalk on March 9, 2009850 Views

March 9, 2009

Edmonton… Funding from the Alberta government’s Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Education Fund will help 11 community-based organizations promote human rights, remove barriers to participation and challenge racism in Alberta.“These grants will help Albertans successfully integrate into our schools, communities and workplaces,” said Lindsay Blackett, Minister of Culture and Community Spirit. “The programs and services developed with help from these grants increase skills and knowledge that help build vibrant and healthy communities where everyone can feel like they belong.”

The Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Education Fund will provide over $820,000 in grants to help organizations make changes in their communities that will encourage equality, fairness and the inclusion of all Albertans.

“Many of these initiatives are proactive ways that we are helping to build welcoming and inclusive communities,” explained Thomas Lukaszuk, MLA, Edmonton-Castle Downs and Chair of the Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Education Fund.

Grant applications are accepted until May 1 for projects that begin after August 1, 2009, and until October 1 for projects that begin after January 1, 2010.

Additional information about the Education Fund is available at www.culture.alberta.ca/educationfund or 403-297-8407 (dial 310-0000 for toll-free access).

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Attachments: grant recipients

Media inquiries may be directed to:
Lisa Shankaruk
Communications
Culture and Community Spirit
780-427-2227

Susan Coombes
Manager, Education Fund
Culture and Community Spirit
403-297-2768

To call toll free within Alberta dial 310-0000.

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