Answer

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