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.