We support individual, collective, and systemic change to address racism and discrimination and encourage intercultural understanding.
For over 25 years, the Centre for Race and Culture has brought together diverse people with an interest in promoting and supporting individual, collective, and systemic change to address racism and discrimination and encourage intercultural understanding.
Our staff, board, and members bring a range of expertise and experiences to their work with our organization.
CFRAC is a trusted source for generating, gathering, and sharing reliable and accurate information on anti-racism. CFRAC consists of an ethnically diverse staff and board. We use an ethnically diverse facilitator team while working with volunteers from various races, cultures and religions.
Our work is research-based and ground-tested for relevance to a variety of contexts. Our collaborative community relationships and our partnerships with agencies and community organizations are key to the success of our ongoing work in promoting understanding around issues of race, equality, and diversity.
Our publications include resource manuals, research reports, and ethno-cultural compilations.
Our organizational culture strives to be a model for other organizations who want to create respectful and inclusive organizations.Our Team
Create a society free of discrimination and racism.
To advocate and support individual, social and systemic change to address racism and discrimination and increase intercultural understanding.
Inclusion and Equity
We create and maintain inclusive and equitable policies, programs and practices, and advocate the same values in our interactions with funders, stakeholders, governments, agencies, and community groups.
Embracing Our Community
We bring diverse perspectives together to build relationships. We collaborate with organizations and groups in our community that are similarly committed to social inclusion and equity. Our programs are informed by the needs and concerns of the community.
Prioritizing Research-driven Education and Programming
We make sure our training programs, educational resources and other projects are research-based and community-informed.
We initiate and lead vital conversations on social inclusion and equity and prioritize programs and initiatives that encourage the general public’s sustained participation in social change.
Projects and Initiatives
Browse our current and past initiatives, for a deeper look at what we do.View All
Challenging Discrimination Through Community Conversations; Season Two, 2021 – 2022
Challenging Discrimination through Community Conversations; Season 1, 2020 – 2021
Publications & Resources
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A Review of Crime Risk Factors and Community-based Prevention Strategies for Somali-Canadians in Edmonton, Alberta
Since its establishment in 1993, the Centre for Race and Culture (formerly known as Northern Alberta Alliance on Race Relations) has grown from a small organization of concerned citizens to a large network of community groups and agencies with the sole purpose of working towards the elimination of racism in the region.
CFRAC was formed as an initiative of the Edmonton office of the Department of Canadian Heritage to educate the public in the area of race relations. The Centre for Race and Culture attained society status in 2000 and charitable status in 2004.
Meet some of the organizations who make our work possible.
The Centre for Race and Culture is grateful to receive funding support from operating and special project grants from many organizations.
Browse our current and past annual reports from 2013 up to today.
Our annual reports highlight exciting projects, feature staff and board members, include meeting minutes, and more.
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Our newsletter is sent out regularly by email to anyone interested in learning more about the Centre for Race and Culture. It provides a glimpse into our organization, shares race and culture-related news and discussions. It will also keep you up to date on events and opportunities of interest from the wider community.
Educational courses, returning and new at CFRAC!
In this issue: A sneak peak at our new Bridging the Intercultural Gap course, the first session of our newest Indigenous Education Series, and our Nehiyaw language classes are back!
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In this issue: Last call for our public workshop, a new course announcement, and we are looking for feedback from our community leaders!