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Courageous Conversations with Cam Choquette, Priscilla Johnstone, and Ruth E

November 24, 2021

 

The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission continues its online Courageous Conversation speaker series on Thursday, November 25 at 11:00 a.m. (CST).

Cam Choquette (CEO, Saskatchewan Landlord Association),  Priscilla Johnstone (Executive Director, Saskatoon Housing Initiative Partnership), and Ruth E. will be the guest speakers.

The Courageous Conversation will also feature a discussion about the creation and content of the soon-to-be released “Access and Equality Renters in Receipt of Public Assistance: Update Report to Stakeholders”.

In May 2018, the Commission released a comprehensive, 40-page report called, “Access and Equality for Renters in Receipt of Public Assistance: A Report to Stakeholders,” which addressed the discrimination and inequity experienced by people on fixed incomes of pension benefits, disability benefits, or provincial income assistance benefits

After the release of the report, a Renters in Receipt of Public Assistance Systemic Advocacy Committee was established. This committee included representatives from stakeholder groups, including landlords, renters, community groups, Government of Saskatchewan agencies, and the City of Saskatoon.

The Committee heard from stakeholders and experts, and discussed ways to reduce barriers and address systemic patterns of discrimination.

On November 25, 2021, the Commission will publicly release “Access and Equality Renters in Receipt of Public Assistance: Update Report to Stakeholders,” summarizing successes during the past 3.5 years and highlighting remaining challenges.

The Courageous Conversation will take place on the WebEx video conferencing platform.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP via email to adam.hawboldt@gov.sk.ca

EVENT INFORMATION:

Event address for attendees:

https://skgov.webex.com/skgov/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee80d0664ce37f8493e64f24391fb6392

Date and time:

Thursday, November 25, 2021 11:00 am
Central Time (Saskatchewan, GMT-06:00)

Duration:

1 hour