- 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
- 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
The Anti-racism Advisory Committee’s (ARAC) mandate, as per bylaw 18970, 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:
- Hate and extremism
- Racial equity
- Anti-Black racism
- Racism against Indigenous Peoples
- The lived experiences of persons of colour
ARAC contributes to the City’s journey towards creating a safer, more inclusive Edmonton for all. While administrative work of the committee is currently on pause, the City remains dedicated to implementing the Anti-racism Strategy.
There currently are no active recruitment efforts happening at this time to support this, or any other anti-racism advisory committee.