The City has contracted Habitus Collective and ActionDignity as external consultants to work with the Anti-Racism Action Committee, community stakeholders and Administration to co-create a community-based anti-racism strategy.
This strategy will focus on The City’s role in addressing systemic racism in Calgary and our community-based services. The consultants will be facilitating a targeted engagement process with certain persons, groups, and organizations to invite them to co-host events or participate in focus groups starting in May 2021. Leveraging existing community connections, over 30 events and online focus groups will be hosted. Community validation of the collected information will form an integral component of ensuring that community voices are authentically represented. Calgarians feedback gathered through the three days of public submissions in July 2020 and data gathered by The City and community partners on racism and discrimination will also be used to inform the strategy.
Revised timeline as of January 2023
The Quarterly Update is produced four times a year to communicate progress on community engagement activities.