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Committee membership shall include key community and government partners in the delivery of hate-bias crimes and incidents prevention, education and response. Membership shall be representative of a broad spectrum of interests and expertise but requires that members have solid knowledge about what a hate crime is, and hate crime legislation in Canada. Members are expected to provide and respond to requests for feedback and to promote the work of the committee to their organizations and stakeholders. They are also expected to be able to participate in sub-committees or the completion of assigned tasks. This committee is expected to be a working committee and not solely an advisory committee. Membership commitment and complement to be reviewed annually.
Committee members shall elect a chairperson or co-chairs from within their membership to be reviewed annually. Should occasions arise where the committee cannot reach a consensus, decisions shall be decided by majority vote of those present at the meeting. Ties will be broken by the chair/co-chair. Members will disclose the nature of any conflicts of interest and/or will be obliged to remove themselves from the table when issues of this nature are being discussed.
Committee members understand that topics discussed may be of a sensitive nature. As such, they voluntarily agree: (1) to refrain from disclosing confidential information as defined by the Freedom of Information and Protection Act; (2) to use information for purposes consistent with the intent or goals of the AHCC and; (3) not to divulge confidential or sensitive information to the media unless authorized to do so by the committee as a whole.