Safe Harbour – Alberta
Safe Harbour: Respect for All is about a vision in action: creating opportunities for businesses, institutions, agencies, and municipalities to celebrate our differences, helping to create safer, more welcoming communities that support diversity and reject discrimination.
Safe Harbour Commitments
- Equitable Treatment for All: welcoming all clients and/or customers in a respectful manner. If a concern is expressed regarding a lack of respectful treatment, employers and staff take steps to address it.
An Immediate Safe Place: providing an immediate safe place for someone experiencing discrimination in or near the worksite which may include a place to sit, a glass of water, a phone to use, and access to a list of resources.
- Prepared Employees and Worksites: preparing all staff to implement these commitments.
Certified Safe Harbour Locations
Each Safe Harbour-certified Location displays the window decal, a certificate, and other signage that proudly announces to their community that their management and staff welcome and support newcomers, visible minorities, people with disabilities, youth, seniors, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and two-spirited community, and other diverse groups.
Staff at Safe Harbour-certified Locations are prepared to offer immediate and temporary safe refuge for anyone facing mistreatment or discrimination.
Safe Harbour Communities in Alberta: Edmonton, Calgary, Brooks, Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, Red Deer, Innisfail, Olds & District, Trochu, Rocky Mountain House, Caroline, Acme, Blackfalds, Carbon, Linden, and Three Hills in Central Alberta.
Safe Harbour Locations in Alberta: Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (A.U.M.A.)
17 locations of the Edmonton Public Library, the Pride Centre of Edmonton, the City of Red Deer, Grande Prairie Regional College, Caroline and Blackfalds Neighbourhood Place, the Canadian Tire in Fort McMurray, the Innisfail Chamber of Commerce, Benjamin Moore, the Colour Experts, Ten Thousand Villages, the Mountaineer Publishing Company, and the Canadian Red Cross are a sample of our proud diversity champions in Alberta.
Click here for a complete list of list of Safe Harbour-certified locations.
Become a Safe Harbour Location today!
We invite businesses, organizations, and municipalities across Alberta to participate in the two-hour Safe Harbour workshops, delivered by a local facilitator. Safe Harbour designates your organization as one committed to inclusion.
Contact AMSSA or a Community Organizer near you to participate and learn more about how your organization can become better equipped with the knowledge to better understand a diverse workforce and enhance service to diverse customers and clients. There are over 1,000 Safe Harbour-certified locations in BC, Alberta, Manitoba, and Newfoundland.
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