Are you looking to join the leadership of our Welcoming and Inclusive Communities (WIC) committee?
The goal of the WIC initiative is to create communities where all residents and visitors enjoy a sense of belonging, where diversity adds to the social and economic vibrancy of the community, and improves the quality of life for all residents.
We encourage faith leaders, educators, cultural community leaders, Indigenous community members, and youth leaders to consider joining this committee!
Celebrating Black History and Culture in Chestermere
Join us on February 26 from 6-8 p.m. in Council chambers - Register here
Black History Month is observed across Canada every February. Black History Month in Canada provides an opportunity to share and learn about the experiences, contributions and achievements of peoples of African ancestry.
Chestermere residents, in partnership with the City of Chestermere and The Alberta Human Rights Commission invite you to celebrate in this colourful, fun filled evening with performances, music and food.
You’re invited to bring a dish to share.
March - stay tuned for details on the next workshop in the ’Engaging Women in Municipal Politics’ series offered by The Parity Project.
Dialogues for Diversity - Series 4
Daring Leadership Workshop
Attendees joined facilitator, Nicole Owen in part two of our conversation about empowering women to engage in municipal politics.
Conversation Café: Engaging women in municipal politics
A conversation about empowering women to engage in municipal politics. Attendees were encouraged to share their perspectives and any current barriers they are experiencing.
Dialogues for Diversity Series 3
A FREE Paint Night with the theme of ’Belonging’
Dialogues for Diversity Series 2
The Dialogues for Diversity series presented: “But where are you REALLY from?” an exploration in to unconscious bias and microagressions. For more information visit the following links:
The City of Chestermere, in partnership with Rocky View Immigrant Services, the Chestermere Foodbank and the Latinas en Chestermere group invited the community to participate in a potluck style Fall Feast.
Dialogues for Diversity Workshop
The first Dialogues for Diversity workshop was hosted on August 9 and featured a deep dive into the exploration of colonization with guest speaker Ryan "Gitz Crazyboy" Derangé
Pride in Chestermere
June was Pride Month & and June 24-30 was Pride Week in Chestermere!
Our Pride Committee worked hard on some really cool community events including a film screening, discussion group and the Pride in the Park event! They also recruited a bunch of volunteers to paint the crosswalks at City Hall with a couple’a rainbows!
Faces of Chestermere
Most often we do not understand what diversity means, or the discriminations that people in our community might be experiencing. Faces of Chestermere aims to bring awareness to Chestermere’s diversity by photographing residents faces, and displaying those photographs with statistics throughout the City.
Photo booths will displayed at special events like Canada Day and Water Festival. We invite residents to join together in publicly proclaiming their personal choices, characteristics, or beliefs and showcase that differences are not to be feared.