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.

Latest Posts

Understanding Newcomer Experiences of Inclusion

Understanding Newcomer Experiences of Inclusion is a two-year community-based research project funded by the government of Alberta through the Settlement, Integration and Language Projects Grants program. This project seeks to examine newcomers’ experiences of settlement, integration, and inclusion and how these impact newcomer well-being. The intent is to find solutions to challenges faced by newcomers […]

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Unheard Youth Podcast

Unheard Youth is a podcast project that highlights the voices of newcomer youth in Canada. Youth from 4 provinces are sharing their experiences with the topics of identity, migration and belonging through the medium of interview, storytelling and audio recording. About the Youth: We wanted to hear from youth that we don’t get to hear from very […]

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Race and Respect

  • June 7, 2018

This project is working to address the need for anti-racism education in schools and community programming by redeveloping our Race and Respect resource.

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YEG: A living history

  • April 25, 2018

Join us on May 8 as Drama students from Jasper High School present a live, interactive installation that explores Edmonton’s race relations both past and present.

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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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Mapping Gaps and Barriers

This research aims to understand the challenges that individuals face in accessing support services and complaint processes after experiencing an incident of racial or cultural discrimination or harassment.

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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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