Political Advocacy

AMPAC not only believes in direct government-community consultation, but also brings precise expertise to the table when it comes to making recommendations to government officials at all levels. Through direct consultation with our organization, government is able to access the needs, concerns and priorities of Albertan Muslim communities.

Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage – Ottawa, 2017

AMPAC was honoured to be invited to Ottawa to provide its recommendations to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage on steps the federal government can take to reduce and eliminate systemic racism and religious discrimination which includes Islamophobia. We would like to thank the Committee, MP Arif Virani and the Ministry of Canadian Heritage for this invite. Also greatly appreciate opposition members and their dedication on the subject of discrimination and Islamophobia.
AMPAC spoke on the following key areas: Amending Hate Crime Legislation; Education and Awareness; Sensitivity Training for Law Enforcement; and Mental Health Issues.

Anti-Racism Consultation with Alberta Education Minister David Eggen (August 2017)

AMPAC would like to thank the Province, Minister David Eggen and Minister Christina Gray for taking the time to meet with us and work towards a constructive solution on eradicating hate, racism and discrimination from this province. Working towards a greater Alberta, together.

Consultation for Alberta Racialized Youth Committee with MLA David Shepherd (January and June 2017)

AMPAC was pleased to provide information and expertise on the issues of Islamophobia, racial injustice and carding for MLA David Shepherd’s racialized youth committee on two occasions. Our recommendations for government at the provincial level were passed onto their appropriate ministry portfolios. We look forward to continuing the dialogue.

Meeting with Federal Minister of Heritage Mélanie Joly (November 2016)

AMPAC was proud to attend a session put on by the federal Canadian Minister of Heritage Mélanie Joly discussing the role of Canadian multiculturalism and ways to tackle racism and discrimination in our society. AMPAC specifically brought up concerns around Islamophobia and how the federal government can help.

Consultation with Federal Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale (September 2016)

On September 6, 2016, AMPAC executives sent our submissions to the Minister of Public Safety, Ralph Goodale. AMPAC executives and their guests were invited to attend and ask the Minister to make changes to Bill C-51, which is now the “Anti-Terrorism Act”.