The Centre for Race and Culture runs a number of grant-funded initiatives, in alignment with community priorities, funding objectives, and our strategic plan. In each initiative we undertake, we aim to:

  • foster bold leadership that focuses dialogue on racial and cultural discrimination and supports real change;
  • ground our work in the issues, concerns and strengths in the community, and engage meaningfully; and
  • communicate our activities, results, and other information on anti-racism through print and online formats.

Learn more about our current initiatives by exploring the links below.

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Canada: A living history

As we observe Canada’s 150th, we are reflecting on the stories of this land and the peoples that live here. This initiative will work to highlight the diversity of experiences that make up our communities, and raise awareness of the impacts of certain events and policies.

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Refugee Awareness Alberta

The Centre for Race and Culture has partnered with the Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative to deliver Refugee Awareness Alberta, a project to coordinate efforts around social inclusion and provide education to service providers and the general public.

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March 21 Campaign

March 21 marks the anniversary of the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa. On that day, police opened fire on hundreds of peaceful demonstrators, killing 67 and wounding 186. In 1966, the United Nations declared March 21 the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in memory of this tragedy.

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Somali-Canadian Seniors program

The Somali Canadian Seniors program has three key goals: to rekindle the role of Somali seniors as mentors, to reduce the isolation of seniors by creating regular opportunities to meet together, and to engage the seniors in discussions and information sharing around their needs.

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