Celebrating Diversity

Are you looking to join the leadership of our Welcoming and Inclusive Communities (WIC) committee?

Fill out the letter of interest form here!

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!

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  1.  Events
  2. Anti-racism Resources
  3. Dialogues for Diversity Series
  4. Past events
  5.  Research & Tools

June is National Indigenous Peoples Month
National Indigenous Peoples Month is June 1 - 30 

Every June, Canadians are invited to celebrate Indigenous peoples in Canada.

The City of Chestermere is located on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 Region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Piikani, Kainai and Siksika Nations; the Stoney-Nakoda, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley First Nations; and the Tsuut’ina Nation. The City of Chestermere is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.

Residents on this territory are encouraged to learn Canada’s true history and participate in reconciliation through the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action. 

Join us in celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Month from June 1 - 30 and Indigenous Awareness Day on June 21. You can also read the Council Proclamation for Chestermere Indigenous Awareness month.  

Check out more resources here:

The National Film Board of Canada's online collection
of Indigenous-made films. 

View the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action

Read more about Treaty 7 

Learn more about the Indian Act (1876) and 21 things you may not know about the Indian Act

Take the Indigenous Canada Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada.


 


June is Pride Monthcelebrating pride

Happy Pride Month, Chestermere!  

Chestermere welcomes people of all sexual orientations, gender expressions and identities to share in this celebration. Together we celebrate our humanity in all its diversity. In acknowledging our diversity in sexuality and gender, we must also acknowledge our human connection. We all have the same human needs, the need to feel valued, accepted, safe and loved.

Pride Month is from June 1 - 30. Check out the full Council Proclamation for Pride Month here.


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