What we do
We advocate for improved race relations, particularly with a focus in Alberta as that is where many of our members are located. Essentially, everything we do is to advocate for this mission. However, more specifically, we also do this through engagement opportunities with the government, institutes and policy makers, social media advocacy, campaigns, petitions and more.
We provide various (paid contractor member) services to governments, organizations, educational institutes, workplaces and more. Our focus when approaching this type of work is to reference the Racial Equity Culture framework. It is essential to ground our work in a deep understanding of the Race Equity Cycle that Equity in the Center. Some of our services include:
Over the years we have completed over 100 projects across Canada in partnership with various ethnic communities, cultural organizations, non-profits, governments and more. Some examples:
Through community partnerships and funds, we provide ongoing long-term programming facilitation (paid service), particularly with a focus on BIPOC Youth and Seniors programming.
- NW Calgary Chinese Seniors programming
- Pakistani Canadian Youth Programs, in partnership with several associations
We lead, co-lead and support research projects related to race relations, cultural and religious relations. Some internal examples:
- Long Way To Go - Research study with 150 Alberta K-12 teachers and admin staff on multiculturalism and racism within classrooms.
- Quantifying Racist Incidents in Canada, 2018 - 2022
We host several events, workshops, festivals and more throughout a year depending on partnerships and funds. However our national and annual event, the Anti-Racism Arts Festival, is one that is most awaited. This festival inspires Canadians to combat racism through art forms and educational workshops. This festival travels across Canada. Want the festival to come to your city next? Contact us to let us know and we can begin a partnership!