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Bamboo Shield Curriculum


Bamboo Shield is a program developed by the Centre for Race and Culture (CRC) to provide support and build resiliency for immigrant and refugee youth with multiple challenges.

arrow Download the Bamboo Shield curriculum 

arrow Order a professionally printed, color, coil bound copy for $35 per copy + $10 for shipping & handling here

arrow Participate in the on-line course for facilitators and teachers here

arrow Request train-the-trainer sessions

You’ve got the curriculum, you’ve taken the on-line course, now what?

This one-day workshop is intended for facilitators or teachers who plan to implement Bamboo Shield. It will review some practical approaches to course implementation, instruction on cultural competency, and how to know the course is successful.

Sessions and/ or coaching will be arranged through organizations or schools for a fee.

Please contact Charlene Hay at or 780-425-4644

Anti-Racism Education in Canada: Best Practices

The Centre for Race and Culture is pleased to announce our latest publication:

Anti-Racism Education in Canada: Best Practices

This new report provides a summary of best practices as well as examples of current initiatives in anti-racism education in Canadian cities. Districts have a diverse set of programs, documents and resources; as well as expert staff which the report draws upon and 

Cultural Crossroads Catalogues

The CRC conducted a compilation and critical review of available resources to identify material appropriate for the Culture and Community strand of the new K-3 Social Studies curriculum in English and in French.

The Centre for Race and Culture's (CRC) bilingual catalogue consists of an annotated bibliography of resources, all distributed by the Teachers' Book Depository.

CRC has released their entire set of Cultural Crossroads Catalogues: bilingual, culturally appropriate, and anti-racism resources for all grade levels of school and one for teacher resources.

summarizes. Useful for any teacher, administrator, or individual interested in promoting equitable teaching and learning. CRC completed the research as part of their work to assist schools in developing action plans tied to their anti-racism policies.  The 29 page report, includes a research summary, literature review for implementing policies, and conclusions on the benefits of anti-racism education as a whole-district initiative. For more information, please contact Charlene Hay,, 780-425-4644.

Insight into the Newcomer Experience

Gain Insight into the Newcomer experience through our free manual & DVD. The Karibuni Manual provides further education and resources in the area of migration to Canada to help build a more in-depth awareness and knowledge about the experiences, barriers and challenges newcomers face.

Find out more and download the Karibuni Manual here.

Please contact CRC for further information on our resources.

Equity in Edmonton Schools (2004)

This qualitative/quantitative study examines racial equity within the Edmonton Public, Catholic and Francophone school systems.  Findings include a widespread variation in the degree and consequences of discrimination, individual and systemic racism, and culturally inclusive learning environments.


Full Report

Literature Review Summary

Literature Review





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