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About us

 

Acknowledgements

 

The Alberta Hate Crimes Committee would like to acknowledge the many people who have worked hard in Alberta to combat hate crime and incidents. This manual is built on their expertise, experiences and suggestions. First and foremost, thanks go to the members of the Alberta Hate Crime Committee, a group of committed volunteers from across Alberta representing a variety of sectors including community, voluntary, policing, justice and government at all levels. This group has been working to educate Albertans about how to combat hate crime and incidents and this toolkit is one more resource it has created to that end.

 

We would also like to thank the participants in focus groups that were held in Lethbridge, Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton and Grande Prairie. These people came forward from target populations to tell us about their lived experiences with hate and what they would like to see in a toolkit. We very much appreciate the work of the following organizations that facilitated these focus groups:

 

Lethbridge                  Lethbridge Regional Police Service

 

                                        Sgt. Dan Walton and Cst. Les Vonkeman

 

Calgary                         Calgary Centre for Culture, Equity and Diversity

 

                                        Vilma Dawson

 

Red Deer                     Central Alberta Immigrant Women’s Association

 

                                        Halima Ali

 

                                        Central Alberta Diversity Association

 

                                        Richard Banville

 

Edmonton                   Centre for Race and Culture

 

                                        Ian Matheson

Stephen Camp

Doug Jones

Grande Prairie          Grande Prairie Centre for Newcomers

 

                                        Platon Boyko

 

To see the results of the focus groups, view the report at http://www.albertahatecrimes.ca

 

We would also like to acknowledge the work of Belinda Rojas for graphic design and Joshua Nobleman for web design. Finally, we would like to thank our funder, the Alberta Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund, without whom this project would not have been possible.