Edmonton Human Rights Committee Meeting Minutes (January 26, 2022)

The Human Rights Committee discuss issues and plan events relating to PSAC’s Indigenous, Persons With Disabilities, LGBTQ2+ and Racially Visible caucus members. Check out these minutes for current actions and events!

Edmonton Human Rights Committee MEETING

26 JANUARY 2022 @1810

In attendance:      

STEVE SUKHBIR CHAIR

CHARMAINE NELSON TREASURER

CARM CHAN PSAC REP

EMILY ARCHER UTE 30025

DEB BASARABA CEIU 30851

STELLA PARKER CEIU 30851                     

CAROL MORRISON CEIU 30851

KIM CARDINAL USJE 30168

ADDIE GREER UTE 30025            

DEVINA HARI CEIU 30851

RIFAT JAHAN UNE30070                       

Regrets: 

Guests: (Via Telecon)

  1. Call to Order:
    • The Meeting was called to order at 1810 via Zoom by the Chair Steve Sukhbir
  2. Land Acknowledgement for meetings:
    • “I acknowledge that I live and work in Treaty 6 territory and that the land is the traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Metis Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many other whose histories, languages and cultures continue to influence our vibrant community.
  3. HARRASSMENT POLICY:
    • Was not read but stated that it was in effect for the meeting
  4. Approval of the Agenda:
    • Passed by all present
  5. Review and approval of the previous meeting’s agenda:   
    • The last minutes dated 15 December2021 WAS PASSED BY ALL PRESENT
  6. Reports:
    • Financial report presented as per bank statement WAS PASSED AND APPROVED BY ALL PRESENT
    • BALANCE: 2153.26. 
  7. Previous business:
    • Preparation for reporting package Due in March 15TH 2022
  8. New business:  
    • ELECTIONS FOR ALL POSITIONS
      • Vote for CHAIR
        • CHARMAINE NELSON ELECTED, NOMINATED BY CAROL AND 2ND BY DEB
      • Vote for CO-CHAIR
        • DEVINA HARI ELECTED, NOMINATED BY KIM AND 2ND BY DEB
      • Vote for TREASURER
        • STELLA PARKER ELECTED, NOMINATED BY DEB AND 2ND BY CAROL
      • Vote for SECRETARY
        • CAROL MORRISON ELECTED, NOMINATED BY DEB AND 2ND BY ADDIE
    • Signing Authority:
      • We request and authorize the bank to remove the current names, who held signing authority in 2021 Signers: Mavis Callihoo; Carmel Chan, Denise Gugel and Mildred Ncube.
      • We request and authorize the bank to add the following names who have been elected and approved by this committee to hold signing authority. The newly executive for 2022 are as follows: Charmaine Nelson (Chair), Devina Hari (Co-Chair) Stella Parker (Treasurer).
  9. Adjournment:
    • The meeting was adjourned at 1910