Calgary Human Rights Committee Annual General Meeting, March 28th, 2019

Calgary Human Rights Committee Annual General Meeting, March 28th, 2019

Calgary Human Rights Committee Annual General Meeting, March 28th, 2019

In Attendance:



Non – voting attendees*

Tabassom Javadi

UNE 30040

Deb Kosteniuk*

UTE 30024

Victoria Norris

UTE 30024

Danielle Poissant*

UNDE 30907

Shohreh Movahedi

CEIU 30856

Cheryl Jenson *

UNDE 30907

Shanon Hicks

CIU 30036


Ade Michael

AGR 30048

Marianne Hladun

REVP Prairies

Kathy Ajhram

UTE 30022


Meghan Burfort

UNDE 30907

Dolly Ablitt, Regional Representative


  1. Call to order at 6:04 PM


  1. PSAC Policies reviewed – Dolly Ablitt, Regional Representative
    • Statement on Harassment read out
    • Scent free policy reviewed
    • Land acknowledgement


  1. Marianne Hladun, REVP Prairies – Guest Chair
    • Reviewed purpose of the committee, composition, voting rights for locals (one vote per local).  There are four equity seeking groups with PSAC – Indigenous, Racialized, GBLTQ2S+ & Persons with Disabilities.  Must have minimum 3 attendees for quorum.
    • Discussed tips for success – don’t try to take on too many things at once, choose a few good activities to do and do them well.  Check out what other HRC’s have been doing in other areas and what has been done in the past that engages the membership and speaks to the root causes of issues facing equity seeking groups. 

Connect with the PRC Reps responsible for each Equity Seeking Group (their information is available on the website.)

  • Sandra Ahenekew – Indigenous
  • To be filled shortly – Racialized
  • Debbie Blum – PWD
  • Chris Littlejohn – GBLTQ2S+


  • Reviewed budgeting and submissions to her for funding expectations, following the elections the committee executive will need to transfer signing authority, submit a report for the previous year to the best of their ability and then submit a plan and budget for 2019.  New Executives are expected to be aware of and follow the reporting guidelines.
  • Insure that 4 meetings are conducted for 2019 to be eligible for seat at Prairie Region Convention.  Budget to provide food is limited – it is for a ‘light meal’.


  1. Elections – Conducted by Marianne Hladun, REVP Prairies Region
    • Chair:  Tabassom Javadi        n. Victoria Norris s. Shohreh, Movahedi – acclaimed
    • Treasurer:  Shanon Hicks      n. Tabassom Javadi  s. Victoria Norris  – acclaimed
    • Secretary:  Kathy Ajram        n. Shanon Hicks s. Victoria Norris – acclaimed

            Oath of Office was administered by Marianne Hladun, REVP Prairies


  1. Meeting adjourned at 7:30 PM.   Next meeting date TBA after Banking logistics have been completed.




Dolly Ablitt, Regional Representative