It is an honour to congratulate Tabitha Phiri for winning a Diversity Award for her passion to foster diversity and inclusion in Alberta. She is an outstanding citizen who has committed the last decade of her life to making Alberta a welcoming province for all.
Over the last six years, Phiri has coordinated three research projects in the areas of economic security, domestic violence, and immigrant settlement programs. She has also worked as the program coordinator of Domestic Violence and Research for the Central Alberta Immigrant Women’s Association (CAIWA).
Phiri is a passionate advocate for marginalized minority groups and believes that employers, community service providers, elected leaders, and educators can meaningfully effect change in the lives of immigrants who are working hard to start a new life in central Alberta.
Again, I would like to congratulate Tabitha Phiri on receiving this award and look forward to working with her in the future.
By Mr. Ronald Orr (UCP)
MLA for Lacombe-Ponoka
This article was first published in Lacombe Online on May 27, 2019, at lacombeonline.com/local/local-woman-recognized-for-fostering-diversity-and-inclusion. Reprinted with permission from the office of Mr. Ronald Orr (UCP), MLA for Lacombe-Ponoka.