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Introducing the Lethbridge Diversity and Inclusion Alliance

‚ÄčThe Coalition Committee formerly known as the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination Committee (CMARD)  is now the Lethbridge Diversity and Inclusion Alliance (LDIA, pronounced "Lydia"), effective immediately.

After extensive community consultation, along with the assistance of an external consultant, the group formerly known as the CMARD Committee has rebranded and will now be known as the Lethbridge Diversity and Inclusion Alliance or LDIA. This rebranding coincides with the global rebranding of CMARD to the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities that has been undertaken by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. Along with a new name, LDIA will also now be a community driven Alliance. While the City remains committed as a signatory to the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities and will remain at the table, the Alliance is no longer a Committee of Council. The Alliance will still be responsible for reporting back to the City in order to maintain accountability and fiduciary responsibility to the funding that the City continues to provide for this initiative.    

The LDIA continues to work closely with the City and City Council and thanks them for their continued support and commitment to the Commitments under the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities. 

Media Contacts:

Victor Iyilade Jr.                                                  Jerry Firth         
Co-Chair, LDIA                                                   Co-Chair, LDIA
Email : equity@youth.ab.ca                               Email : jfirth@lethbridgearches.com
Phone: 403-329-3555 ext 501                            Phone : 403-795-0324