The Alberta Government is committed to making life better, promoting inclusion and mutual respect, and it is clear that Albertans share our commitment. However, there is more work to be done to ensure that all Albertans are treated with respect and have opportunities to build successful lives for themselves and their families.

We know that our strength is in our diversity, our sense of inclusion, and our commitment to stepping up and helping one another. That is why we are reaching out to communities across Alberta to gather their input on racism in Alberta and on practical steps our government can take to fight racism, foster acceptance, and promote inclusion and diversity today, tomorrow, and for generations to come.

Education Minister David Eggen will be hosting several meetings throughout the province this fall with community organizations working to combat racism. We know Albertans are very interested in this work. Albertans can request to meet with Minister Eggen, a member of his staff, or myself to discuss this work further by emailing education.minister@gov.ab.ca or banff.cochrane@assembly.ab.ca

Our government will be setting up community roundtables across the province in the weeks ahead as well. We want to talk to Albertans who are experiencing racism and find out from them if it’s getting worse and work together on ways to fight it.

We will also be launching a website where Albertans can share the perspectives on how the government can support efforts to combat racism, foster acceptance, and promote an inclusive society where all Albertans are treated with respect. Together, we will continue to build a successful province and make life better for Albertans regardless of their faith, skin colour, or immigration status.


Cam Westhead

MLA for Banff-Cochrane