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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

Information about Serving on the Committee

Online applications to fill Committee vacancies are accepted in the annual December/January Recruitment Campaign.

Meetings

Anti-racism Advisory Committee meetings are open for members of the public to attend.

Regular meetings are scheduled for the second Wednesday of every month.  Agendas will be made available prior to the meeting date, and meeting minutes will be posted.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, until further notice, regularly scheduled meetings will be conducted virtually using Google Meet. Members of the public can email arac@edmonton.ca to register to attend

Meeting Schedule

May 19, 2021

Agenda | Minutes

April 14, 2021

Agenda | Draft Minutes

March 10, 2021

Agenda | Minutes

February 10, 2021

Agenda | Minutes

January 13, 2021

Agenda | Minutes

December 9, 2020

Agenda | Minutes

November 18, 2020

Agenda | Minutes

October 14, 2020

Agenda | Minutes

September 9, 2020

Agenda|Minutes

July 29, 2020

Agenda|Minutes

Request To Speak

Members of the public are welcome to present at ARAC meetings. Please complete the form.

Request to Speak

Members

Council Advisors

Name of Appointees First Appointed Term
Councillor Mohinder Banga Feb 3/2020 End of Council Term in 2021
Councillor Scott McKeen Feb 3/2020 End of Council Term in 2021

 

Committee Members

Name of Appointees First Appointed Term Expiry Date
Nestor Avalos May 1/2021 Apr 30/2023
Beth Brusselers Feb 19/2020 Apr 30/2023
Trent Daley Feb 19/2020 Apr 30/2022
Rehana Gilani Feb 19/2020 Apr 30/2023
Harman S. Kandola Feb 19/2020 Apr 30/2022
Feisal Kirumira
(Vice-Chair)
Feb 19/2020 Apr 30/2023
Joud Nour Eddin Feb 19/2020 Apr 30/2023
Ada Okeke Feb 19/2020 Apr 30/2022
Andrew Parker May 1/2021 Apr 30/2023
Faisal Salama Feb 19/2020 Apr 30/2023
Shalini Sinha
(Chair)
Feb 19/2020 Apr 30/2022
Sameer Singh Feb 19/2020 Apr 30/2023
Kimberly Yamada Feb 19/2020 Apr 30/2022

For More Information

Social Identity and Social Inclusion

Email arac@edmonton.ca

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