The Anti-racism Advisory Committee’s mandate is to raise awareness and catalyze action on racism and anti-racism in Edmonton, and provide advice to Council regarding community perspectives on issues relating to racism, including, but not limited to: diversity; discrimination; hate and extremism; racial equity; anti-Black racism; racism against Indigenous Peoples; xenophobia; Islamophobia; antisemitism; and the lived experiences of persons of colour.
The Anti-racism Advisory Committee performs these functions:
- Identifies and ensures equitable engagement of stakeholder groups and seeks their input into the Committee’s work
- Recommends to Council anti-racism funding program allocations which support community-based initiatives that:
- Address racially motivated hate
- Build community capacity and cultural understanding
- Promote awareness, training, and education, or
- Involve research, monitoring and evaluation on diversity, anti-racism, and/or discrimination
- Conducts research and prepares reports on community-based issues and concerns, and complements existing structures by providing recommendations on programs and services and their priorities; and
- Works with the City Manager to develop and maintain a dialogue about, and take action on, matters of concern to stakeholders in relation to anti-racism
Anti-Racism Grants Program
The Anti-racism Grants Program supports youth, non-profits and local grassroots organizations with the development of anti-racism projects and events.
For details about the program and information on how to apply, please visit edmonton.ca/antiracismgrants
Information about Serving on the Committee
Online applications to fill Committee vacancies are accepted in the annual December/January Recruitment Campaign.