October 31, 2011
Is your workplace an award winner?
Workplaces can be tough on some employees. On the other hand, some employers and unions go out of their way to create an inclusive and diverse workplace.
This year the Manitoba Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Human Rights Commission and the Association for Rights and Liberties will be recognizing one of those workplaces with the 2011 Human Rights Commitment Award of Manitoba.
“We know there are some very diverse and inclusive workplaces that employ or train people who have experienced historical disadvantage,” says Dianna Scarth, Executive Director of the Manitoba Human Rights Commission. This year we would like to recognize their achievements,” she adds.
The call has now gone out for nominations for the Human Rights Commitment Award. Nomination forms can be found at the offices of the Manitoba Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Human Rights Commission or online at www.manitobahumanrights.ca and www.marl.mb.ca
Nominations are also open for the Sybil Shack Human Rights Youth Award. This annual award recognizes young people under the age of 25 who have promoted respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in Manitoba.
Past recipients of the Human Rights Commitment Award of Manitoba include; the Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Ernesto Griffith and Winston Moxam, Ali Saeed, Yude Henteleff and the David Livingstone Community School’s Bridges FASD Program. The following individuals or groups are former recipients of the Sybil Shack Human Rights Award; Voices: Manitoba’s Youth in Care Network, Anna-Celestrya Carr and Joe A. Ross School, Opaskwayak Cree Nation.
For more information please contact:
Manitoba Human Rights Commission