As we mark International Women’s Day, I am deeply thankful for the efforts of everyone who works to ensure that women and girls, in Alberta and Canada and across the globe, receive the protections, encouragement and opportunities they need to thrive. While we have made tremendous progress, there is still so much more that we can do to ensure that all women and girls are healthy, safe and enjoy the promise of a good life.

As Her Majesty the Queen’s representative in Alberta, I would like to recognize all those who are working to lift up women and to strengthen the fabric of our global family for the benefit of us all. I offer my heartfelt thanks to you for your sustained commitment and compassion, along with my best wishes for peace, health and hope to my sisters here at home and around the world.

Her Honour, the Honourable Salma Lakhani AOE, B.Sc.

Lieutenant Governor of Alberta

March 8, 2021