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Program Overview

In fall 2019, City Council established the Anti-racism Advisory Committee and approved funding of $300,000 for an Anti-racism Grants Program, which the committee would advise on.

The grant program has three outcomes:

  • Edmontonians are more aware of racism and its impact and have a greater understanding of how to take action to address it.

  • Edmontonians will be knowledgeable of the community organizations that are working to dismantle individual, systemic and structural racism.

  • Edmontonians will work together to build a diverse, inclusive and equitable city.

2021 Anti-racism Grant Recipients

Local Anti-racism Capacity Building/Innovation Grants

2021 Recipients

Edmonton Culture Society - The Art of Anti-Racism in Our Neighbourhood

$10,000

Free Play for Kids Inc  - A Pilot Project to Provide Social Support & Crisis Diversion for BIPOC Children & Youth in a Barrier-Free After School Recreation & Leadership Program

$10,000

Garacad Development Society - Standing Tall - Empowerment through the Challenges of Racism

$10,000

Parkdale Cromdale Community League (in partnership with Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society) - Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Art Installation and Awareness Sessions

$10,000

Roots of Resilience Education Foundation - Reclaiming Our Voices 

$10,000

Sisters Dialogue Inc. - I Rage - Healing through Art and Prayer

$9,800

The Black Bookshelf Project - The Black Bookshelf Project

$10,000

United Cultures of Canada Association - No Place for Racism in My Canada

$9,920

Velma Carter Centre for African-Canadian Women - VCC Women's Workshop

$10,000

Youth Restorative Action Project (YRAP) Ltd.  - Indigenous Justice Initiative

$10,000

Project Ready Matching Grants

2021 Recipients

Council of Canadians of African and Caribbean Heritage - Project Saqqara

$25,000

Latitude 53 Society of Artists - Chinatown anti-oppression workshops and projects

$10,000

PHIDEAS Philippine Edmonton Events and Arts Society - UNLEARN: Communities Come Together to (Un)Learn Biases

$3,896.75

Ribbon Rouge Foundation - ArtSpace: Telling ACB Stories for Change 

$24,979.50

Local Community Participatory Action Research Grants

2021 Recipients

Family Advancement Association - System Mapping of African Diaspora Nonprofits To Promote Collaboration

$25,000

Multicultural Family Resource Society - Growing and building our communities together: Healing and working together to address racism

$24,995