Calgary Human Rights Committee Approved Meeting Minutes – November 24, 2020

*Please note that this is a Draft version of this meetings minutes. We will review approval in next meeting.

Calgary Area PSAC Human Rights Committee Meeting

November 24, 2020 6pm

In attendance:

Lindsey Sparks – Regional Staff Rep

Kathy Ajram – UTE

James Huang – CEIU

Shanon Hicks – CIU

Meeting called to order at 6:10pm by Chair 

Review and Agenda:

Kathy moved to adopt agenda, unanimously agreed, motion carried, agenda adopted. 

Minutes:

Kathy moved to adopt last meeting minutes, unanimously agreed, motion carried, minutes approved. 

Report from Chair:

We haven’t been able to do much because of the COVID pandemic, membership engagement is low.  It’s a busy time for people and work/life balance is missing for numerous people.  Winnipeg HRC sent out committee an invitation to a recent event held with the CLIFF which consisted of a collaboration of short videos dealing with several human rights issues, which was really great.  Chair is hopeful that the inter-committee relationship will be strengthened during the pandemic.  

Report from Treasurer:

No activity other than $8/mo for bank fees.  Discussion about changing banks.  ATB & First Calgary.  Balance $269.70 as of October 30, 2020.  

Old Business: 

Bank account – Discussion about Scotiabank fees and other banks. Had multiple communications with Scotiabank and no luck on making necessary changes to signing authorities. Kathy will contact Small Business Manager again to try to resolve. Committee will need to have a new account ready with another bank to move funds from point A to point B as funds must stay in a bank account as opposed to personal possession.

New Business:

AGM – need to plan – typically held in late February, however, with circumstances as they are, we will have the AGM January 20, 2021.  All positions will be up for nomination and election. Please encourage people to attend.
 

Secretary resignation – Shanon resigned as Secretary.  

Round table 

Next meeting – January 20, 2021 at 6pm.  

Meeting adjourned.