In North Bay, Young People's Press is coordinating the community collaborative consulting on Debwewin initiatives. A committee of senior educators involving all four school boards, (Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board, Near North District School Board, Conseil Scolaire Catholique Franco-Nord and Conseil Scolaire Public due Nord-Est de l'Ontario) Canadore College and Nipissing University has been active organizing the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Evening of Applause, Students Who Make a Difference, Anti-Racism Poster Contest and the Nipissing District Human Rights Hall of Fame since 1988.

The group was expanded for the Debwewin project and now includes the City of North Bay, North Bay and District Chamber of Commerce, Blue Sky Economic Growth Corporation, North Bay Police Service, OPP, MP Anthony Rota's office, MPP Monique Smith's office, the Union of Ontario Indians, International Connections, and private citizens.

Don Curry, CEO of YPP, provides project leadership in the three cities and Susan Church, General Manger of Blue Sky Economic Growth Corporation, chairs and hosts the North Bay collaborative's meetings.

In Timmins, Madeline Chokomolin, a board member of the Timmins Native Friendship Centre, established a city-wide network for the Debwewin project that is now actively involved in aboriginal awareness and race relations issues. It now has a name, RACE (Race and Cultural Education.) She coordinated phase one of the Debwewin project and is coordinating phase two as well.

In Sault Ste. Marie, Unity and Diversity Sault Ste. Marie has been active for many years promoting anti-racism and diversity in the community.

Unity and Diversity Sault Ste. Marie is a grassroots volunteer-based community group that will soon be incorporated as a nonprofit organization. Its mandate is to raise awareness, develop understanding and initiate action toward making Sault Ste. Marie a more accepting and inclusive community. It does this by taking the approach that the Sault Ste. Marie community can be moved to respect, celebrate, and utilize its diverse population to build a better, safer community. The group's main activities focus on in-depth education and training, a celebration of the diversity of arts and culture in the community and building partnerships with other groups working towards building an inclusive society and ending oppression.

In the past Unity and Diversity has received financial support from Canadian Heritage and the former Ontario Anti-Racism Secretariat for its activities. Cecilia Fernandez coordinated phase one of the Debwewin project and is coordinating phase two as well.