August 13, 2021 Commitment to Equity Virtual Town Hall Calgary Arts Development is committed to bettering our systems regarding equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA). As a public agency stewarding public dollars for the benefit of ALL Calgarians, we aspire to foster a resilient and sustainable arts sector that is safe and welcoming for all, regardless of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical, or mental abilities. At Calgary Arts Development our commitment to equity starts by honouring the first peoples of this land through Indigenous reconciliation. Our work is focused on building good relations with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) based on mutual respect, deep listening and learning, honoring protocols, and providing intentional funding for FNMI art and artists. Please join us for a virtual town hall focused on our commitment to Indigenous reconciliation. Hosted by Sable Sweetgrass, Specialist, Indigenous Programs, this session will include an update on current initiatives such as our granting programs the Original Peoples Investment Program (OPIP) and the Honoring the Children Grant Program as well as hearing perspectives of some special guests on truth and reconciliation through Indigenous arts. The August 31, 2021, virtual town hall takes place through Zoom from 2:00 to 3:30pm MT and will be interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL) with a live transcription available. Register at zoom.us to take part. Registering for this town hall confirms that you have read and agree to our group agreements as amended for this meeting. If you have questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.