The Students 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.
The Canadian 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
Canadian Council 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.
League for 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
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
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.
Committee for 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.
African Canadian 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).
Colours of 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 and events.
Website: http:// www.tao.ca/~colours
South Asian 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
The Simon 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
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
Black Cultural 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
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 the future.
Prince Edward 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).
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.
Northern Region and
Aboriginal Youth Groups
The National 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
Aboriginal 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. Phone: 1-866-459-1058
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.
Aboriginal 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 level.
Diversity Thrives Here!
- SudburyThe Mayor’s 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 CAO’s policy working
group. The group oversees coordination of a diversity project in Sudbury and
gives direction to the project coordinator