Resources

Browse publications, factsheets, and other educational resources here. These resources are intended to be shared with the community and are permitted to be used in individual and group educational settings.

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The Impacts of Racism on Mental Health

Racism is embedded systemically in physical, social, and cultural spaces that Edmontonians interact with on daily basis. These systems are embedded in the organizational psyche of institutions which have been built upon values that uphold colonialism, capitalism, and supporting the patriarchy. The system often can create barriers to civic engagement, depending on factors such as a persons or communities’ class, race, and gender. How often have you stopped to reflect on the question – “How does racism impact the mental health of all Edmontonians?”

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Missed Connections

This research report presents findings from a project aimed to understand what racialized and Indigenous individuals experience after an incident of racial or cultural discrimination or harassment.

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Gender Inclusivity in the Workplace: A Practical Guide

This guide aimed to be an accessible resource for everyone interested in supporting gender inclusivity or simply learning more about gender.

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Bamboo Shield Curriculum

Bamboo Shield was introduced by the Centre for Race and Culture in 2009 to provide support and build resiliency for immigrant and refugee youth with multiple challenges.

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Race and Respect

This resource helped teachers and educators promote active citizenship and encourage youth to explore their rights and responsibilities in building inclusive communities based on understanding and respect.

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Aboriginal Fathers Love Their Children Too!

This study of Indigenous fathers and grandfathers who had children involved with child and family services took place in 2014 for Creating Hope Society, a group in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, that has worked for many years to improve how this system interacts with Aboriginal families.

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Anti-Racism Education in Canada: Best Practices

This report provides a summary of best practices as well as examples of initiatives in anti-racism education in Canadian cities.

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A Review of Crime Risk Factors and Community-based Prevention Strategies for Somali-Canadians in Edmonton, Alberta

This report offers a Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) of the literature on risk and protective factors associated with crime and migration in Canada and other countries.

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Karibuni Manual

This manual provides education and resources about migration to Canada, intending to help build a more in-depth awareness and knowledge about the experiences, barriers and challenges newcomers face.

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Alberta Hate/Bias Crime report

This report by the Alberta Hate Crimes Committee explores the incidence of hate crime in communities across Alberta.

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The Simmering Pot Boils Over: Racist Backlash in Edmonton after September 11

This report relies on a literature review and consultations with the general public and ethno-cultural groups to identify the issues, concerns and experiences in the aftermath of September 11.

Factsheets

“Where Are You REALLY From?” – What is a Microaggression?

The term microaggression has been part of the racial discourse for some time now. What is a microaggression? What impact does it have?

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Critical Terminologies: Race, Racism, Power, Privilege, Intersectionality, Whiteness

The Centre for Race and Culture (CFRAC) creates programming and education centred around race, culture, power, and justice, but what do these terms mean?

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Multicultural Forum (2002)

This public forum commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Multiculturalism Policy. Community leaders from various ethnic and racial groups were invited to assess the challenges regarding multiculturalism in Edmonton and propose possible solutions and recommendations.

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Youth Against Racism (2001)

Focus group discussions with Alberta youth aged 13 – 27 generated considerable insights into the views of young adults regarding the causes, sources and expressions of racism.

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Advocacy: COVID-19 and Race-Based Data

We sent a letter to the Ministry of Health, Alberta Health, and Alberta Health Services advocating for the collection of race-based data and information on other social determinants of health concerning COVID-19.

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Understanding the Refugee Experience

In 2017, the AUMA’s Welcoming and Inclusive Communities Initiative hosted a webinar on “Understanding the Refugee Experience” in recognition of March 21st, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

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Somali-Canadian Cultural Stories

Participants in the Somali Seniors program collected this bilingual book of poetry, proverbs, and cultural stories, a partnership between the Centre for Race and Culture and the Somali Canadian Cultural Society of Edmonton.

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Hate Crimes: What You Should Know and What You Can Do!

This guide, prepared by the Alberta Hate Crimes Committee, aims to empower Albertans with the tools to intervene should a hate crime or bias incident occur in their community.

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Challenges Faced by Visible Minority Teachers in Six Alberta Districts

This research-based presentation provides direct insight into the challenges faced by twelve visible minority and Metis teachers in Alberta.

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Equity in Edmonton Schools

This qualitative/quantitative study examined racial equity within the Edmonton Public, Catholic and Francophone school systems.

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Research Plenum on Race Relations: Alberta Experiences and Prospects for Change

This two-day forum brought together researchers, policymakers and practitioners to share their research outcomes and action plans related to race relations.

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Submission to Government of Alberta Consultations

In the summer of 2017, Premier Rachel Notley requested that Minister David Eggen consult with Albertans to learn about how the Government can fight racism and discrimination and build an inclusive province.

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Dealing with Hateful Speech Online

Strategies for engaging with hateful online speech besides just deleting friends and turning away from difficult conversations.

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Community Connections

Here are some community connections & resources we like to check out once in a while to keep us up to speed on inclusion and equity around the world.