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 Advisory Committee Bylaw 

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.