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The second most cited concept for a vision was a good quality of life. These ideas ranged from more abstract ideas such as meaningful, healthy, and happy, to tangible outcomes like affordable housing and childcare. Quality of life referred to stability, success and celebration in work, community, family and cultural contexts.
Feedback clearly reflected a vision where Albertans contribute to a better life for all and strive to reach their potential. Participants talked about fairness and opportunity in reaching that potential. Some people identified there are barriers to equal opportunity, such as rural and urban divides, and some groups need help to overcome challenges or access those opportunities.
Inclusion was the most often cited concept for a vision, using words like diversity, welcoming, belonging, embracing, and integration to convey the idea that Alberta should be a place where all people are empowered, acknowledged, and supported, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, level of ability, income, etc. Most participants felt diversity should be celebrated as a strength.
Edited to reflect phase 2 engagement results
Prefer the word "have" over "enjoy" because not all opportunities and experiences are fun or enjoyable.
The original vision was Alberta will be one of the finest places in the world to live, work and raise a family because all Albertans have the opportunity to engage in our economic, social and cultural life.
During Phase 1 we heard consistent messages about the proposed vision. Specifically participants reacted negatively to:
- The use of the word finest. Participants felt that it implied competition with other jurisdictions and that this was not relevant.
- The use of the phrase “raise a family”. Participants felt that it made the vision exclusive to those who choose to raise a family.
There was also considerable discussion of the vision reflecting the importance of creating a more inclusive society, focusing on people, recognizing opportunity and the concepts of contribution and community.
1. Changed "because" to "where" 2. Remove first part of sentence, capture social policy purpose; don't use the typical GOA buzzwords
change tense to present
My revision was mostly to put "access" earlier in the statement as Albertan's cannot benefit or engage without first being able to access such opportunities.
"Engaged" is not the only word . We want people to be able to benefit from being an albertan- because of their barriers, some people may not be engaged in certain cultral or social life, but we still want them to benefit from programs in Alberta
"our"- sounds prioprietory and who is "our"
"Fully"could be defined differently by different people- "full to their ability" would be a better phrase
Dynamic place to live -