ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA (AGA)
TERMS OF REFERENCE OVERVIEW – EQUITY COMMITTEE
TERMS OF REFERENCE OVERVIEW
The AGA is committed to promoting representativeness within our organization and strives to provide and maintain a fair and equitable environment for all by valuing and respecting individual differences for our enrichment and that of the community we serve. We oppose racism against Black, Indigenous and all people of colour as well as discrimination in all forms against 2SLGBTQ+ people, and those with stigmatized identities and disabilities.
The Art Gallery of Alberta’s Equity Committee (the “Committee”) is a special committee comprised of members of the AGA Board of Directors, staff (full-time and part-time) and external stakeholders, working together to address issues of equity and inclusion, with a view to overcoming systemic racism, discrimination and oppression within our organization and the visual arts sector in Alberta.
To provide advice and guidance to the Board of Directors (the “Board”) and Management of the Art Gallery of Alberta (“AGA”) with respect to equity, inclusion and anti-racism in the areas of:
- Operations and Human Resources
- Guest Services and Visitor Experience
- Programming, Education and Interpretation
- Community Outreach and Audience Engagement
II. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Identifying and recommending strategic institutional change opportunities to modify operational practices in order to better reflect an active commitment to diversity and inclusion.
- Addressing human resources policies and practices to ensure that they are consistent with a commitment to equity, inclusivity and anti-racism, as well as identifying training and professional development opportunities for staff and Board.
- Providing guidance for educational and interpretive programming to ensure equity, representativeness and inclusivity.
- Enhancing and expanding community outreach and engagement by facilitating community consultation and participation.
- Assessing operations and making recommendations to increase access and participation for people with disabilities and mobility challenges.
III. PLANNING AND COMPLIANCE
In this regard, the Committee shall ensure that its activities are / include:
A. In compliance with the Canadian Human Rights Act
B. In compliance with the Alberta Human Rights Act
C. In compliance with North American museum best practices
D. In compliance with the AGA’s “Anti-racism and Equity Statement"