Projects and

Explore our work in the community.


The Centre for Race and Culture runs many grant-funded initiatives aligned with community priorities, funding objectives, and our strategic plan.


In each initiative we undertake, we aim to:

  • foster bold leadership that focuses dialogue on racial and cultural discrimination and supports real change
  • ground our work in the issues, concerns and strengths in the community, and engage meaningfully
  • communicate our activities, results, and other information on anti-racism through print and online formats.


Learn more about our current and past initiatives:



Public Education/Community Development

Somali-Canadian Seniors Program

Increasing the inclusion of seniors from Edmonton’s ethnocultural communities. Initiative Background Somali-Canadian seniors face many challenges in their lives in Edmonton. We partnered with the Somali-Canadian Cultural Society of Edmonton to […]

Public Education/Community Development

2016 March 21st Campaign

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Initiative Background March 21st marks the anniversary of the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa. On that day, police opened fire […]

Public Education/Community Development

Canada: A Living History

A living timeline of Canada’s race relations for Canada150 Initiative Background Through an interactive journey through lesser-known events and policies in Canada’s history, participants discovered both the historical depth and […]

Research Reports

Missed Connections

A research project exploring barriers and challenges faced after experiencing an incident of discrimination or harassment. Initiative Background Communities of Colour and Indigenous communities face a number of gaps and […]

Public Education/Community Development

2017 March 21st Campaign: Anti-Racism Film Festival

Initiative Background March 21 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racism. In the spirit of sharing stories, CFRAC is partnering with the Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation to bring […]

Public Education/Community Development

Refugee Awareness Alberta

Creating supportive and equitable spaces for refugees through public education Initiative Background The Centre for Race and Culture delivered Refugee Awareness Alberta, a project providing education to service providers and […]

Indigenous Education

Nehiyaw Language Lessons

Nehiyaw language lessons are taught by Reuben Quinn using a holistic approach based on 44 symbols, 14 consonants and the eight-direction syllabic system.

Public Education/Community Development

2018 March 21st Campaign: 21for21

Join our commitment to creating a racism-free community Initiative Background What is the 21for21 Campaign? The 21for21 campaign was designed to commemorate March 21st, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The […]

Educational Guides

Race and Respect

An anti-racism resource for teachers and educators Initiative Background Edmonton’s classrooms and after-school programs reflect the increasing racial and cultural diversity of Alberta. Diversity is a reality for Edmonton’s population. […]

Public Education/Community Development

Unheard Youth Podcast

Unheard Youth is a podcast featuring newcomer youth voices all across Canada Initiative Background Unheard Youth is a podcast project that highlights the voices of newcomer youth in Canada. Youth […]

Public Education/Community Development

YEG: A Living History

A live, interactive installation on the history of Edmonton’s race relations Initiative Background Drama students from Jasper High School presented a live, interactive installation that explored Edmonton’s race relations, both […]

Research Reports

Understanding Newcomers’ Experiences of Inclusion

A research project exploring newcomer well-being in Alberta Initiative Background Please note that we are no longer in the data collection phase for this research. We would like to thank […]

Public Education/Community Development

2019 March 21st Campaign: Speak Out!

Community Conversations about Race, Anti-Racism and Inclusion Initiative Background The Centre for Race and Culture is pleased to bring together local academics and researchers, community and grassroots organizations, and local […]

Roundtables/Public Education

Challenging Discrimination through Community Conversations

Initiative Background “Challenging Discrimination through Community Conversations” is an ongoing series of online moderated roundtables with guest speakers from diverse communities, organizations, academia, and the general public, which seeks to understand […]

Educational Guides

Gender Inclusivity in the Workplace

A Practical Guide Initiative Background The “Gender Inclusivity in the Workplace” Guide is a project that was undertaken by CFRAC to support equality among genders and focus on education as […]

Public Education/Community Development

2021 March 21st Campaign: Rise Up

Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Initiative Background The Centre for Race and Culture is pleased to bring together scholars, artists and community leaders to commemorate […]