PAA takes a stand to support the health and wellness of all Albertans: Discrimination Harms, Diversity Strengthens.
Rise up against racism. We all have a role in dismantling systemic racism. Racism jeopardizes our success as individuals, families, communities, workplaces, and as a society. We each need to be willing and able to look after ourselves and each other and to work together with kindness, respect, and compassion. There is no room for racism, prejudice, or systemic discrimination in a just society.
Formal letters of apology from the Profession of Psychology
Stay tuned for a library of resources and information that are currently being collected by the PAA Racism in Alberta Taskforce. Have ideas? Send these to the group via Ada@paa-ab.ca.
The Task Force was established in November 2020 and operates under the following mandate: To explore racism and psychology within the Alberta context and to make recommendations for actionable implementation to the PAA board in addition to educational opportunities for PAA members or community organizations.
Psychologists in Alberta have ethnic and racial cross-cultural proficiency, are representative of Alberta’s diverse communities, work to decolonize the profession from within, and actively work to reduce barriers to services.
The Racism in Alberta Psychology Task Force serves to guide the profession of psychology towards ethnically and racially inclusive and anti-oppressive practices. We aim to do this by:
The PAA Racism & Psychology Taskforce will consist of 12 members (including a maximum of two from PAA leadership). Taskforce members will regularly consult the community (i.e., community groups, racialized leaders, & Elders) to ensure well-rounded recommendations. The PAA Racism & Psychology Taskforce will:
Dr. Judi L. Malone