On May 16, 2019, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced that the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination (CCMARD) will now be known as the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities. The name change was a result of consultations with CCMARD members and the CCMARD Advisory Committee. AUMA has been involved as the sole provincial/territorial municipal association represented on the national Advisory Committee.
Across Canada, there are seventy-five members of the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities, including seventeen of Alberta’s municipalities. Each will receive new branding and logo materials to use in promotions of their work to end racism and discrimination in their community.
AUMA has supported the work of the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities since its launch in 2005. There is no cost to join other than the resources each municipality invests in local efforts to end racism and discrimination. To learn more about the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities, visit UNESCO’s website, watch this video, or contact AUMA’s Welcoming and Inclusive Communities initiative.