CANADIAN ANTI-RACISM COMMUNITY
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.
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.
for Multicultural and Intercultural Education (CCMIE) - 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.
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
Association (MSA) -MSA seeks to promote the beliefs and teachings
of Islam through the study of the Holy Quran and the traditions of
Prophet Muhammed. MSA also provides a platform for all Muslims to
come together and practice their beliefs while disseminating correct
information about Islam to the non-Muslim community.
2-) Western Region
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.
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.
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.
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.
Diversity Calgary has commissioned
studies and has a strong community focus in the fight against racism.
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).
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
Website: http:// www.tao.ca/~colours
Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO) - The SALCO is a nonprofit organization
seeking to establish a legal clinic to respond to the needs of low-income
South Asians in Toronto. Salco was formed in 1999 by lawyers and activists
of South Asian descent, in response to concerns by South Asian agencies
that the legal needs of South Asians in Toronto were not being adequately
met by existing legal clinics.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
5-) Northern Region and Aboriginal Youth Groups
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Here! - SudburyThe Mayors 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 CAOs policy working group. The group oversees coordination
of a diversity project in Sudbury and gives direction to the project