Combating Racism and Discrimination
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Healing Racism: Mapping Anti-Racism by Alberta Network of Immigrant Women
Our mission is to provide knowledge for and about immigrant women and to lead and support initiatives which foster equality, justice and learning.
Anti-Racism Resource Kit by the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre and the Calgary
Our mission is to promote respect for civil liberties and human rights in Alberta through research and education to contribute to a more just and inclusive community.
Anti-racism by CUPE Alberta
This Committee shall study ways of ensuring that every member of this Division be protected against any kind of discrimination or manifestation of racism thus allowing everyone to take their full and rightful place in CUPE, the Labour Movement, the Workplace and Society. The goal of this Committee is to promote awareness of racism with the facilitation of educational program to bring up these issues through any and all channels available, with the full endorsement of CUPE Alberta Division Leadership.
Calgary Anti-Racism Education by Cared
Racism Free Edmonton
Guided by Edmontonians and the 10 CMARD Commitments, Racism Free Edmonton has developed a strategic Action Plan to address the priority areas requiring action against racism.
March 21 Campaign by Centre for Race and Culture
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.
Human rights education and multiculturalism fund by Alberta Human Rights Commission
The Alberta Human Rights Commission has a two-fold mandate:
- to foster equality
- to reduce discrimination
It fulfills this mandate through public education initiatives and the resolution and settlement of complaints of discrimination.
Alberta Award for the Study of Canadian Human rights and Multiculturalism by Alberta Human Rights Commission
March 21 by the Central Alberta Diversity Association
CADA is a community action against all forms of discrimination. CADA continues to work on societal change and the inclusion of marginalized individuals in the workforce and the community.
The Ethno-Culturally Diverse Communities Committee by Calgary Domestic Violence Collective
The Calgary Domestic Violence Collective’s purpose is threefold: To develop capacity to address domestic violence for professionals and allied professionals; To inform and influence decision makers around a framework for ending domestic violence; To ensure a collaborative and coordinated community response to domestic violence in Calgary and Area.
Committee for the Elimination of Racism through Education (CERTE)
CERTE is a group of high school students from Edmonton, Alberta who promote respect, acceptance, and equality among and within all cultures. Their goal is to raise public awareness
about the origins and consequences of racism and, most importantly, to encourage today’s youth to have an optimistic attitude towards the elimination of racial discrimination.
E-mail: [email protected]
Northern Alberta Alliance on Race Relations (NAARR)
NAARR’s mission is to pursue the goals of eliminating racism. NAARR’s individual and organization members seek to eliminate racial discrimination. They encourage children, youth and adults to respect people of all colours, races and creeds.
The Millwoods Multicultural Council Foundation (MMCF)
The mission of MMCF is to enhance awareness of diverse cultural values, promote understanding, interaction, partnership, and goodwill among people of Mill Woods in particular, and Edmonton in general, for a better living environment. The MMCF works closely with youth through Rainbow – a multicultural youth magazine – and the Multicultural Youth Circle.
African Canadian Legal Clinic
ACLC is a not-for-profit organization which was officially opened in October 1994 to address systemic racism and racial discrimination in Ontario through a test case litigation strategy. In addition, a significant part of the work of ACLC is to monitor legislative changes, regulatory, administrative and judicial developments, and to engage in advocacy and legal education aimed at eliminating racism (anti-Black racism in particular).
Anti-Racism Resource Centre by CRRC
The Anti-Racism Resource Centre was created by the Community and Race Relations Committee of Peterborough to be a clearinghouse of information related to ending hate crime, racism and discrimination in Peterborough and surrounding areas. The impetus for this website came from a series of racially-motivated attacks on Asian-Canadian anglers in southern and central Ontario in the summer of 2007, attacks which have continued into the summer of 2009
Ontario Human Rights Commission
The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) is one part of Ontario’s system for human rights, alongside the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) and the Human Rights Legal Support Centre (HRLSC). We are guided by the Ontario Human Rights Code (Code) in all our work.The OHRC plays an important role in preventing discrimination and promoting and advancing human rights in Ontario. The OHRC:
- Develops public policy on human rights
- Actively promotes a culture of human rights in the province
- Conducts public inquiries
- Intervenes in proceedings at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO)
- Initiates our own applications (formerly called ‘complaints’)
- Engages in proactive measures to prevent discrimination using public education, policy development, research and analysis
- Brings people and communities together to help resolve issues of “tension and conflict”
The Simon Wiesenthal Centre (SWC)
The SWC is an international Jewish human rights organization dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust by fostering tolerance and understanding through community involvement, educational outreach and social action. The Center confronts important contemporary issues including racism, anti-Semitism, terrorism and genocide. With a membership of more than 400,000 families, the Center is headquartered in Los Angeles and maintains offices in New York, Toronto, Miami, Jerusalem, Paris and Buenos Aires.
Multiculturalism Association of Nova Scotia (Youth Against Racism)
Youth Against Racism’s Train the Trainer Initiative started in 1996, and has been supported by schools across Nova Scotia. This is a youth-run project; students receive anti-racism and leadership training. The Multicultural Association of Nova Scotia (MANS) recognized the need for youth to talk to youth about racism. This organization has been in existence since 1975, and has spearheaded a number of multicultural and diversity related projects. MANS was the driving force behind Bill 9, the Act to Promote and Preserve Multiculturalism in Nova Scotia.
Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia
The Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia organizes activities to raise awareness of black history from a local and global perspective. It offers an interactive type of outreach through its website, and promotes the many events that happen at the Black Cultural Centre on a regular basis.
Students Together Against Racism (STAR)
STAR is a group formed mainly of high school students from the Moncton area in New Brunswick. Over the years, this group of young people has been extremely efficient in addressing racism issues in their school, but also in their community.
Pride of Race, Unity and Dignity Through Education Inc.
This organization is dedicated to the full participation of the Black community in the social, cultural and economic fabric of mainstream New Brunswick life. This is to be achieved through a public education program, which focuses on the historical contributions of the Black community in New Brunswick, and by a self-education program, which emphasizes dedicated personal service and leadership in meeting current needs in the community, and in preparing youth for the challenges which they must face in the future.
E-mail: [email protected]
The Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island Multicultural Council
The Multicultural Council promotes understanding and harmonious relations among all people on the Island. It carries out activities and programs of a multicultural nature which promote, preserve, share, develop, and advance cultural heritage. The Council conducts workshops and conferences on racism, does community education, and has standing committees (e.g. Employment Equity).
E-mail: [email protected]
Newfoundland-Labrador Human Rights Association
Formed in 1968, the Newfoundland-Labrador Human Rights Association has been active in promoting human rights in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador for almost 30 years. Its mandate is to promote, extend, and defend human rights within Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as to promote international human rights issues within the province.
E-mail: [email protected]
Northern Region and Aboriginal Youth Groups
The National Inuit Youth Council – The mission of NIYC is to benefit all Inuit youth through the strength of their voice and action. Furthermore, it commits to work with its elders and other partners in the preservation and strengthening of the Inuit language(s) and culture, and provide
opportunities for young Inuit to attain their dreams and visions.
Phone: (613) 238-8181
Aboriginal Youth Network (AYN)
AYN was brought about due to the social and health issues that aboriginal youth face due to the break down of aboriginal culture in Canada. With this website, it is attempting to unite youth and bring cultural identity to youth across the country.
Native Friendship Centres
Native Friendship Centres strive to improve the quality of life for aboriginal peoples in an urban environment by supporting self-determined activities which encourage equal access to, and participation in, Canadian society; and which respect and strengthen the increasing emphasis on aboriginal cultural distinctiveness.
E-mail: [email protected]
Aboriginal Youth Council
The mission statement of AYC is to: create positive change for Friendship Centre youth through inclusion, empowerment, and culture by increasing communication, offering training and development opportunities, increasing youth involvement in the Friendship Centre movement, facilitating the development of youth leaders, providing awareness on issues facing urban aboriginal youth, and preserving and promoting their culture and heritage.
Native Women’s Association of the NWT
This organization provides training and education programmes for native women in the Western Arctic, so that they can function more effectively in areas that affect their lives on an economic, social, educational, emotional, cultural, and political level.
Diversity Thrives Here!
SudburyThe Mayor’s Community Working Group on Diversity began meeting in June 2002. The group expanded its membership with six volunteers from the reporting session, and with city staff, members of a CAO’s policy working group. The group oversees coordination of a diversity project in Sudbury and gives direction to the project coordinator
Canada’s Action Plan Against Racism
- The Racism Free Workplace Strategy
- The RFWS is the Labour component of Canada’s Action Plan Against Racism, a 2005 Government of Canada broader initiative that brings together several departments in a joint effort to combat racism. RFWS is educational in nature and raises awareness about racism-related issues
Canadian Association Statutory of Human Rights Association
CASHRA continues to provide opportunities for members to exchange information about human rights laws in Canada. CASHRA also undertakes public education projects that promote and advocate for human rights in Canada and abroad.
Canadian Antiracism Education and Research Society
Canadian Centre for Diversity
Our mission is to help our Employer Partners and individual members achieve significant differences in their organizational performance by providing them with the tools, knowledge and information, and education to create more inclusive workplaces in Canada.
Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination
Canadian Council for Multicultural and Intercultural Education
CCMIE is a nongovernmental national organization composed of provincial and territorial multicultural associations, councils, and teachers’ organizations representing the cultural, linguistic, and regional diversities in Canadian society. Among its main objectives, the CCMIE seeks community support in preparing youth to participate fully in Canadian society. CCMIE attempts to fulfill this objective through different youth projects and initiatives.
Canadian Race Relations Foundation
The Foundation’s office is located in the City of Toronto but its activities are national in scope. The Canadian Race Relations Foundation aims to help bring about a more harmonious Canada that acknowledges its racist past, recognizes the pervasiveness of racism today, and is committed to creating a future in which all Canadians are treated equitably and fairly.
The Foundation will:
- Advance an understanding of, and develop approaches to, harmonious race relations and the elimination of racial discrimination;
- Strengthen Canadian identity as it refers to democratic principles of inherent human dignity, equality, fairness, and justice, which inform its work;
- Expand its clearinghouse and initiatives to inform national policies and public conversation, and
- Facilitate the discussions and conduct further research on race relations and mutual respect.
Colours of Resistance (COR)
COR is a grassroots’ network of people who actively work to develop multiracial, anti-racist politics in the movement against global capitalism. Colours of Resistance is both a thinktank and an actiontank, linking global issues with those in our own communities, and providing and sharing support, ideas, and strategies across borders. Its collective work includes but is not limited to producing a zine, a website, and published articles; sharing ideas through an email discussion list; and facilitating workshops and events.
Website: http:// www.tao.ca/~colours
Diversity Calgary has commissioned studies and has a strong community focus in the fight against racism.
Harmony Movement aims to promote equity, diversity and inclusion in Canada by educating and empowering youth to become leaders for social change.
Human Rights Research and Education Centre
The Centre is a university-based research and teaching institution. As such, it promotes research training and support, and the creation and dissemination of knowledge and analysis with respect to human rights.
The Centre has obligations vis-à-vis the community. As such, it contributes to the mobilisation of knowledge while ensuring respect for, and promotion of, human rights values.
As a research institution in a university context, the Centre places great importance on the following operating principles:
- Academic freedom;
- Freedom of expression;
- Research and communication ethics;
- Respect for others.
League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada
B’nai Brith Canada brings Jewish men and women together in fellowship to serve the Jewish community through combating anti-Semitism, bigotry and racism in Canada and abroad, through carrying out and supporting activities which ensure the security and survival of the State of Israel and Jewish communities worldwide, through various volunteer activities, cultivation of leadership, charitable work, advocacy, and through government relations
Included in this web site are an extensive range of Collections, the majority in a language other than English. The geographic coverage is wide, from Franco-Ontarien newspapers to the organizational records of Victoria’s Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association. Material types include audio files, published text such as books and newspapers, unpublished text such as manuscript documents, photographs, and ephemeral items such as identity cards. While most collections focus on a single ethnic group, the BC Multicultural Photographs collection includes images of most cultural groups found in BC. In addition to the collections, the web site includes Learning Modules. These resources will help teachers and students make use of the wealth of primary materials found in the collections. And finally, a new feature allows you to save pages from the website into an electronic ‘scrapbook’, where you can add comments and create your own arrangement. For help searching the materials, click here.
National Anti-Racism Council of Canada
National Secretariat Against Hate and Racism in Canada
The NSAHRC’s purpose is to coordinate activities involving its members toward the identification and elimination of hate and racism in Canada.
Saskatchewan human rights commission
The Students Commission
The Students Commission has created a proactive forum for youth to direct public policy. Their voices have been heard; national reports are presented to the Prime Minister, the Governor-General, cabinet ministers, provincial premiers and business, education, community and labour leaders across Canada. Among their activities in anti-racism, the Students Commission has developed workshop materials for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Youth Action Network
The website is under construction
The Canadian Anti-racism Education and Research Society (CAERS)
The Canadian Anti-racism Education and Research Society is a frontline anti-racism organization, established in British Columbia that provides a variety of different services. Among these, CAERS offers anti-racism workshops and training in non-violent solutions to racism and hate group activity. It also provides workshops on cross-cultural, equity and diversity issues and institutional change. CAERS has a strong youth component to many of its programs and initiatives.
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