I believe that our best future lies in building an actively anti-racist city and that the decision to rise together is not only an aspiration but an obligation.
If re-elected, I commit to advocating for the following:
- Ensuring our next Council applies an anti-racist lens to every decision we make through the empowerment of our anti-racism team within City Hall and by the collaborative contributions of the citizen-driven Anti-racism Action Committee, the Social Wellbeing Advisory Committee and the Calgary Urban Aboriginal Advisory Committee.
- Continuing to diversify the membership of our Boards, Committees, Commissions and City Administration, so our workforce and community representatives better reflect the people they serve.
- Working to overhaul the role that policing plays in our emergency response, sending experts and decriminalizing crises driven by mental health, addictions, poverty, and homelessness.
- Building an increasingly equitable city over time characterized by complete communities that are engines of diverse economic opportunities, vibrant cultural expression and deep social inclusivity.
Watch Gian-Carlo's policy video on Anti-Racism & Justice
Conversations with Carra: An Anti-Racist City
Missed Gian-Carlo’s conversation with Heather Campbell, former Co-Chair of Alberta’s Anti-Racism Advisory Council and current member of Calgary’s Police Commission? Watch it here.
Conversations with Carra: Indigenous Peoples
Missed Gian-Carlo’s conversation with Indigenous leaders Chief Lee Crowchild and Wendy Walker on Indigenous issues, the White Goose Flying Report and settlers’ responsibility to Truth & Reconciliation? Watch it here.
Conversations with Carra: Islamophobia in YYC
Missed Gian-Carlo's conversation with leaders from Calgary's Muslim community on Islamophobia in YYC and how to counter it? Watch it here.
Conversations with Carra: Gender Equity & Diversity in YYC
Missed Gian-Carlo's conversation with Danisha Bhaloo- Shivji and Dr. Janovicek on how the City of Calgary can improve gender equity and diversity across city services? Watch it here.
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