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Red Deer rep named to federal group against racism

August 23, 2017 10:20 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Red Deer just got a better seat at the federal table dedicated to battling racism and discrimination.

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO has appointed a City of Red Deer representative to the Advisory Committee of the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities against Racism and Discrimination (CCMARD).

Tymmarah Sheculski, Human Resources Specialist – Diversity and Inclusion, joins the committee tasked with reviewing and advising on the overall direction of CCMARD, a group of 72 Canadian municipalities committed to respecting and promoting human rights and diversity.

“Joining this group puts Red Deer in a position to not only learn best practices from other communities, but to lead the way in how best to combat racism and discrimination across Canada,” said Sheculski.

The City of Red Deer became a signatory to CCMARD in 2013 and has since promoted diversity and inclusion in its City initiatives while also working toward a more welcoming community.

Among the initiatives are City staff diversity and inclusion training sessions, which have been adapted and are being offered to the community this fall.

“Red Deer has made a lot of strides in the recent past toward a more welcoming community, but we still have a lot of work to do,” said Sheculski. “Opportunities like the CCMARD Advisory Committee support the efforts many members of the community are already making, and will put Red Deer at the forefront of diversity work in Canada.”

For more information, please contact:           

Tymmarah (Tymm) Sheculski                                                                                  
HR Specialist – Inclusion and Diversity         
The City of Red Deer                                                
403-406-8649 

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

 

 

 

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