Our Organization

Who We Are

For over 20 years, the Edmonton 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. We are an ethnically diverse staff and board, use an ethnically diverse facilitator team and work with volunteers from varied races, cultures and religions. Our organizational culture strives to be a model for other organizations who want to create respectful and inclusive organizations.

The work of the Centre for Race and Culture 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.

 


What We Believe

Our work at the Centre for Race and Culture is guided by our Vision and Mission statements.

Our Vision

To create an inclusive society free of racism.

Our Mission

The Centre for Race and Culture works within the community to promote and support individual, collective, and systemic change to address racism and encourage intercultural understanding. Our expertise spans workplace development, community building, research, and education.


What We Do

The work of CFRAC is grounded in the issues, concerns, and strengths in the community. We engage in a range of work that addresses our key objectives:

  • To educate about racial prejudice and discrimination through seminars, workshops, public forums, and conferences.
  • To conduct research, compile data, and disseminate results about racism or ethno-racial disparities, to increase understanding and awareness about existing rights of racial minorities.
  • To establish and maintain programs for individuals, groups, and organizations that have experienced discrimination by providing information, follow-up, support, and referral to counseling or legal services.
  • To work towards the eradication of racially motivated violence through public education, research, programs and activities.

For more information, you can visit our programs and initiatives pages, and view some of our publications. You can also join our mailing list and follow us on social media to stay informed about issues, events, and opportunities.