Executive Director, Nketti Johnston-Taylor, Ph.D., to join Alberta Policy on Alberta Black Advisory Council as Co-Chair.

The Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC) is proud to announce that its Executive Director, Nketti Johnston-Taylor Ph.D., has been selected as co-chair of the Government of Alberta’s new Alberta Black Advisory Council, alongside Yusuf Mohammed. 

With rich leadership experience and business acumen, Johnston-Taylor, a skilled professional and Black immigrant, is dedicated to supporting internationally trained professionals, particularly Black immigrants, as they navigate the challenges of entering the Canadian labour market. Her commitment aligns perfectly with the council’s mission to address anti-Black racism and systemic barriers faced by Black Albertans. 

“I look forward to working with the other board members and Alberta’s Black communities to provide feedback and advice on programs and services related to the anti-Black systemic racism, understand and communicate the needs, issues and concerns of Black Albertans and work towards enhancing the relationship between the Alberta government and Black Albertans,” said Johnston-Taylor. 

The Alberta Black Advisory Council has been established by the Government of Alberta to provide advice and recommendations to the government on matters affecting the Black community across Alberta. The council will play a crucial role in advocating for the rights and interests of Black Albertans and ensuring their voices are heard at the highest levels of government.   

“It is crucial that we, as a government, strive to hear from all Albertans so that we can learn from them and address their concerns,” says Premier Danielle Smith in the Government of Alberta’s press release. “I’m very pleased that the new Alberta Black Advisory Council has been named and is beginning its work and I look forward to receiving their advice.” 

Johnston-Taylor’s appointment to the Alberta Black Advisory Council is a testament to her dedication to creating initiatives that improve the socioeconomic well-being of Alberta’s Black community. CRIEC congratulates Johnston-Taylor on this well-deserved appointment and looks forward to supporting her in this important role. 

For more information about the Alberta Black Advisory Council, please visit Alberta Black Advisory Council | Alberta.ca 

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