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The Centre for Race and Culture

The Edmonton Intercultural Centre (EIC) is a community full of love, caring, and support. In this and future articles, we will inform readers of the non-profit organizations operating in the EIC facility in order to bring light to their many good deeds.

The Centre for Race and Culture

The Centre for Race and Culture (CFRAC) is a non-profit organization based in Edmonton. Their aim is to create a society free of discrimination and racism. CFRAC’s team includes experienced coordinators, assistants, educators, facilitators, and board members. They offer consultations, workshops, and courses which advocate and support intercultural understanding in the community.

CFRAC was established in 1993 as part of the Edmonton office of the Department of Canadian Heritage with the initial goal of educating the public regarding race relations. This goal continues today through community engagement and research-based projects and initiatives.

Consulting practices are offered by CFRAC to organizations that value equity, diversity, and inclusion. This fosters an intercultural and inclusive mindset that benefits diverse workforces, which helps individuals become better team players and community members. Previous customized workshops have included topics such as Anti-Racism Education, Gender Inclusivity, and Effective Intercultural Practices.

Public workshops and courses are also available to the general public, where participants listen and learn about issues related to race and culture. Participants complete activities and reflections to improve their understanding of intercultural concepts. Recent programs include Unmasking Micro-Inequities, which covers intersections from different instances of inequities, and the Leadership Program for Racialized Youth, which is focused on Indigenous Solidarity. Workshops and courses span from a single day to fourteen weeks. CFRAC places importance on community engagement, so many of the workshops they offer have a sliding scale basis on the ticket pricing to limit the barriers to the public’s participation.

Free access to educational resources and publications is also available on CFRAC’s website to sustain a continuous social commitment to its stakeholders. Individuals are permitted to access the resources at any time to share information with their communities to initiate meaningful conversations on equity and inclusivity.

More information about CFRAC can be found on their website at cfrac.com. To get in touch, they can be contacted at info@cfrac.com.

Information provided by the Edmonton Intercultural Centre.

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