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The Anti-racism Advisory Committee’s mandate is to provide advice to Council regarding community perspectives on issues relating to racism, including, but not limited to: diversity; discrimination; hate and extremism; racial equity; xenophobia; Islamophobia; antisemitism; and the lived experiences of persons of colour.

The Anti-racism Advisory Committee performs these functions:

  • Identifies and engages 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 hate groups or hate incidents
    • 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
  • Works with the City Manager to develop and maintain a dialogue about 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.


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 to register to attend

Meeting Schedule

March 10, 2021

Agenda | Minutes

February 10, 2021

Agenda | Draft Minutes

January 13, 2021

Agenda | Minutes

December 9, 2020

Agenda | Minutes

November 18, 2020

Agenda | Minutes

October 14, 2020

Agenda | Minutes

September 9, 2020


July 29, 2020


Request To Speak

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

Request to Speak


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
Beth Brusselers Feb 19/2020 Apr 30/2021
Trent Daley Feb 19/2020 Apr 30/2022
Rehana Gilani Feb 19/2020 Apr 30/2021
Harman S. Kandola Feb 19/2020 Apr 30/2022
Feisal Kirumira
Feb 19/2020 Apr 30/2021
Joud Nour Eddin Feb 19/2020 Apr 30/2021
Ada Okeke Feb 19/2020 Apr 30/2022
Faisal Salama Feb 19/2020 Apr 30/2021
Shalini Sinha
Feb 19/2020 Apr 30/2022
Sameer Singh Feb 19/2020 Apr 30/2021
Kimberly Yamada Feb 19/2020 Apr 30/2022

For More Information

Social Identity and Social Inclusion


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