Social Wellbeing Advisory Committee

Terms of Reference
 
Mandate:
The Social Wellbeing Advisory Committee works with Administration to advise Council on Council and Administrative policies, strategies and service delivery in accordance with the Social Wellbeing Principles.

The Social Wellbeing Principles state that The City will:
- Strive to provide equitable services. This includes removing barriers to access and inclusion;
- Advance the active and shared process of Truth and Reconciliation in collaboration with the community;
- Seek opportunities to support and grow culture in Calgary (1); and
- Aim to stop social problems before they begin using a prevention approach.

The Social Wellbeing Advisory Committee's main purpose is to provide advice using an intersectional approach (meaning to consider how decisions impact people who are members of multiple, overlapping population groups) by drawing on different perspectives of its membership.

   (1) For the purposes of the Social Wellbeing Advisory Committee, supporting and growing "culture" refers to relevant priorities outlined in the Cultural Plan for Calgary.
 
Composition:
1 Representative, nominated by Advisory Committee on Accessibility
1 Representative, nominated by Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee
1 Representative, nominated by Anti-Racism Action Committee
1 Representative, nominated by Calgary Local Immigration Partnership Council
1 Representative, nominated by Cultural Leadership Council
1 Representative, nominated by Family & Community Support Services Calgary Forum
1 Representative, nominated by Senior's Age Friendly Strategy Steering Committee
3 Public Members who have knowledge of the needs of and connections to networks of a diverse population
1 Public Member with expertise in social innovation or social determinants of health
1 Public Member that is a faculty member of a post-secondary institution with experience advancing social equity
1 Public Member with expertise in advancing gender-equity
1 Director of Calgary Neighbourhoods or designate (non-voting)

Term:
2 years, maximum of 3 consecutive terms

Term expirations will be staggered to ensure an orderly transition of the new members.
Partial terms will not be counted towards the term limit.
A member may serve more than six consecutive years by a two-thirds vote of Council.
Term Expiry Month:
October
Meetings:
monthly
Day:  
Time:  
Location:  Not Specified
Quorum:
Greater than 50 per cent of voting members, that is, seven members
Resource Staff:
Administrative Contact:
Karla Cote (Issue Strategist)
City of Calgary, Mail Code #116
PO Box 2100 Stn M
Calgary AB T2P 2M5
Bus: 403-268-8115
E-mail: Karla.Cote@calgary.ca
Reports To:
Standing Policy Committee on Community and Protective Services


ChairVice ChairMemberRoleCurrent AppointmentExpiry Year
   Alexa BriggsRepresentative, Family & Community Support Services Calgary Forum20182021
   Jennifer HewsonRepresentative, Senior's Age Friendly Strategy Steering Committee20192021
   David TamRepresentative, Calgary Local Immigration Partnership Council20202022
   Jacie AlookCitizen who has knowledge of the needs of and connections to diverse population20202022
 
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Danisha Bhaloo-ShivjiPublic Member with expertise in social innovation or social health20192021
   Layne DouglasRepresentative, Advisory Committee on Accessibility20182021
   Jim FrideresPublic Member who is a faculty member with experience advancing social equity20182022
   Sumantra Monty GhoshCitizen who has knowledge of the needs of and connections to diverse population20202022
   Nevena IvanovicPublic member with experience and expertise in gender equity20202022
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  Jason KingsleyCitizen who has knowledge of the needs of and connections to diverse population20182021
   Cathy LynnRepresentative, Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee20202021
   Sarah MeilleurRepresentative, Cultural Leadership Council20182021
   Karen SveinunggaardDierctor Calgary Neighbourhoods' designate2020N/A



Authority  Description Decision
1. 2018 July 30, CPS2018-0870 (1) Establishment of the Social Wellbeing Advisory Committee and adoption of the Terms of Reference; (2) Direct the committee to advise on the development of the Gender Equity and Diversity Strategy; and (3) Direct Administration to work with the committee following the appointment of members at the 2018 October Organizational Meeting of Council and return to SPC on Community and Protective Services no later than Q2 2020 with its first annual report.
2. 2019 April 08, CPS2019-0276 Approval of the Social Wellbeing Policy (CP2019-01; Rescind the Fair Calgary Policy (CSPS019)
3. 2020 October 26, C2020-1018 1) Council adopted the amended Terms of Reference; 2) Council appointed a member of the public with expertise in advancing gender-equity, recruited during the annual recruitment campaign, and; 3) Council requested Administration to solicit a nominee from the newly formed Anti-Racism Action Committee, for appointment by Council no later than Q1 2021.