Kathleen Kassam shared this information via email to the BC Human Rights Committee at their last meeting on May 10th. We are posting it for your information.

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National Council of Visible Minorities


  • Founded in 1999
  • National organization of Visible Minority employees in the federal government Departments and Agencies across Canada


  • To be a catalyst for the advancement of Visible Minorities in a representative in the Public Service


  • The Council is the voice and face of Visible Minorities in the federal public service who wish to enter into a dialogue around decision making tables on how to build a representative federal Public Service that enhances service to the Canadian Public.


  • To advance and contribute to Visible Minorities’ sense of belonging by being a valued and respected agent for change.


  • Maximize the potential for all Visible Minorities in order to achieve equality in employment and employment opportunities leading to career progression, as well as to encourage a climate in the Public Service that permits all employees to reach their full potential and participate in all levels of decision making so they can contribute effectively to Canadian society.

Fundamental Principles

  • Integrity and Trust
  • Autonomy
  • Sustainability
  • Responsiveness
  • Participation and Involvement
  • Credibility and Accountability
  • Partnership and Collaboration, Partnership Activities
  • Broad, Active Leadership

For more information, visit their website at www.ncvm.gc.ca

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