About CFRAC

We support individual, collective, and systemic change to address racism and encourage intercultural understanding.

About Us

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 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.

Serving the needs of all communities through sustained anti-racism education, resources and engagement.

Commitment to
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.

Catalyzing Change

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.

What We Do

Taking an intersectional approach, we engage in a range of work that addresses our key objectives.

Educate about discrimination, racism, bias, prejudice, micro-aggressions, diversity and inclusion, social equity, gender equity, and intercultural understanding through seminars, workshops, public forums, resources, research projects, and conferences intended for the general public.

Our work is grounded in the issues, concerns, and strengths of the community.

Conduct research, compile data, and disseminate results about discrimination, with the focus on racism or ethno-racial disparities, to increase understanding and awareness about existing rights and lived experiences of racial and cultural groups that have been marginalized and minoritized, including but not limited to Indigenous, Black, and Newcomer communities.

Succesful work for us means having a positive impact on the day-to-day lives for our community members.

Work towards addressing hate incidents and hate crimes through public education and research, and providing prevention and intervention strategies.

Projects and Initiatives

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Publications & Resources

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Our History

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.

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Our Funders

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.

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Annual Reports

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.