Safe Harbour Respect for All 

Safe Harbour: Respect for All is about a vision in action: creating opportunities for storefront businesses, institutions, agencies, and entire municipalities to celebrate our differences, helping to create safer, more welcoming communities that support diversity and reject discrimination. Safe Harbour: Respect for AllPass It On

Trained Safe Harbour locations are equipped with the knowledge to better understand the needs of their diverse workforce and improve their service to diverse customers and clients. You can locate Safe Harbours in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Innisfail, Olds & District, Trochu, Rocky Mountain House, Caroline, Brooks, Grande Prairie, and Fort McMurray.

In Alberta, 17 locations of the Edmonton Public Library, the City of Red Deer, Grande Prairie Regional College, the Innisfail Chamber of Commerce, and Benjamin Moore, the Colour Experts are a sample of our proud diversity champions. They are leaders in their commitment to providing an inclusive workplace environment and promoting diversity in their communities by following these three simple principles:

Equitable treatment: Treating all clients and/or customers in an equitable manner. If a concern is expressed regarding a lack of equitable treatment, staff take this concern seriously and take steps to address it.

Providing a “Safe Harbour”: Being a temporary and immediate safe place where someone who has experienced mistreatment will receive a helping hand such as a place to sit, a telephone to use, and information about how to seek further assistance.

Prepared Employers/Employees: Preparing all employers/employees to remain aware of the value of diversity, deal effectively with discriminatory remarks or acts when they arise, and ensure that marginalized community members feel welcomed in their organization.

Each Safe Harbour displays the colourful window decal, a certificate, and other signage that proudly announces to their community that their management and staff welcome and support newcomers, visible minorities, people with disabilities, youth, seniors,the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirited, Queer community, and other diverse community members.

Safe Harbours are setting the tone for their community – why not participate as well? Join the growing movement across Canada! Simply find your local Community Organizer in our directory and give them a call. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

(This information is a direct quote from the safe harbour website)