The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2022 National Anti-Racism Fund.
Community groups and non-profit organizations received over $3.9 million dollars in funding to design events and programming to combat systemic barriers to racialized Canadians and Indigenous people, promote education and research, build public awareness on systemic racism, and foster intercultural community cohesion.
"Racism manifests itself in different ways in the lives of people across Canada. Grassroots groups are best placed to create local solutions to address racism in their own communities," said CRRF Executive Director Mohammed Hashim. "We are pleased that the Foundation, with the support of the Government of Canada, could invest in their efforts and distribute funding to those who are at the forefront of making Canada more equitable for all."
The National Anti-Racism Fund provided three streams of funding, each with different criteria and allotted amounts. Canadian registered charities, community-based non-profit organizations, and youth groups were eligible to apply for the fund.
The Canada Council for the Arts contributed $200,000 towards projects with a focus on arts and culture.
"I extend my warmest congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 National Anti-Racism Fund," said Simon Brault, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts. "The arts and cultural sector directly influence the way each of us experiences life in the world including our perceptions of the realities and identities of people and communities. We are humbled by the Foundation’s interest and commitment, and by the breadth of 2022 Fund recipients’ projects that seek to address racism in the arts, and we’ll be following with interest the outcomes of our joint efforts in this regard," added Mr. Brault.
The high level of interest in the fund garnered nearly 900 applications from across Canada, totalling over $65 million dollars.
Project funding has now been fully distributed. Funding for the youth and events stream will conclude once allocated funds have been expended. The Foundation thanks all the applicants for taking the time to apply.
New funding opportunities will be announced through the CRRF’s website and newsletter in spring 2023.
Full list of awardees below.
See the descriptions for projects here.
See descriptions for youth and events here.
Actions interculturelles de développement et d’éducation (AIDE)
Association for New Canadians
Bangladeshi-Canadian Community Services
Boca del Lupo Theatre Society
Canadian Arab Institute
Canadian Council for Refugees
Canadian Refugee Initiative
Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E.) Committee
Centre Communautaire Petit Espoir
Centre RIRE 2000
Chilliwack Community Services
Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter (Charitable trustee partner: Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants)
Chokecherry Studios Incorporated
Coalition of Muslim Women of KW
Community Family Services of Ontario
Corporation of City of Pickering
Council for the Advancement of African Canadians in Alberta
Diversecities Community Service Association (formerly Calgary Chinese Community Service Association)
Equitas - International Centre For Human Rights Education
International D'education Aux Droits Humains
Fondation Communautaire de la Péninsule acadienne inc.
Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies
Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition
HeartWood Centre for Community Youth Development
HIV Network of Edmonton Society (HIV Edmonton)
Hockey 4 Youth Foundation/Fondation hockey pour les jeunes
Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba Inc.
Immigration & Refugee Services Association PEI
Isaksimagit Inuusirmi Katujjiqatigiit Embrace Life Council (IIKELC)
Islamic Relief – IR Canada
Jewish Senior Citizen's Centre
John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights
Liberation 75 Inc.
M2/W2 Association - Restorative Christian Ministries
Metis Nation of Canada
Oasis Centre des femmes Inc.
Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre
Returning to Spirit Residential School Reconciliation Inc.
Social Planning Council of Winnipeg Incorporation
Stardale Women's Group Inc
Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Space (STEPS) Initiative
Tawheed Community Centre (operates under legal name Salaheddin Islamic Centre Inc)
The Association of Black Social Workers
The Concerned Kids Charity of Toronto
The Mosaic Institute for Harnessing Diversity
The Neighbourhood Group Community Services c/o Black Women In Motion
The North Shore Restorative Justice Society
Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society for Education and Remembrance
Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick
Women Transforming Cities International Society
Yellowhead Indigenous Education Foundation
Youth Empowering Parents
Events and Youth Initiatives
African Canadian National Coalition Against Hate, Oppression and Racism (ANCHOR)
AFACTE Charity Foundation (Canada)
Afri-Can Alliance International
African Canadian Seniors Network (AFCANSN)
African Carribean Intergrated Wellness Services Ltd / Alberta Black Therapists Network
African Women acting AWA
Afro Centre for the Arts
Alabaster Heart Missions International Inc.
Alter Action Jeunesse
Anglican Diocese of Ottawa
Asian Heritage Society of New Brunswick
Asian Policy Professionals Network
Association des Parents et amis des victimes du génocide au Rwanda (PAGE-Rwanda)
Bangladesh Centre and Community Services
Black Lives Matter Society YYC
Black Screen Office
Black Women Business Network
Camer Social Club (SC)
Canada for Africa Group
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
Centre for Independent Media & Arts Inc.
Centre International de Documentation et d'Information Haïtienne, Caribéenne et Afro-Canadienne - CIDIHCA
Chinatown Transformation Collaborative Society
Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto
Coastal Research, Education, and Advocacy Network (CREAN)
Collège de Maisonneuve
Community Foundations of Canada
Council of Nigerian Professionals Inc.
Cross Cultural Walking Tours
Dare To Be Youth Charity
Developing Young Leaders of Tomorrow, Today (DYLOTT)
Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
Elma Township Public School
Elmwood Community Resource Center and Area Association Inc.(ECRC)
FOCAS: Foundation for Oromian Culture Education and Arts Services.
Fondation Michaëlle Jean Foundation
Future of Good Media Inc.
Greater Toronto Chapter, National Association of Japanese Canadians
Halton Black History Awareness Society (HBHAS)
Hispanic Canadian Arts and Cultural Association
International Rwanda Youth for Development (IRYD)
JIAS (Jewish Immigrant Aid Services) Toronto
Korean Social Services Centre
Kwe! À la rencontre des peuples autochtones
Mary Wright Public School - Thames Valley District School Board
Ma’mo’weh Wii’soo’ka’tiwin Foundation
Moksha Canada Foundation
Mon Afrique À Lanaudière
MTL Sans Profilage
Newcomer Women's Services, Toronto
Nigerian Association London and Area (NALA)
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
OCCA Communities Association
Ontario Heritage Trust
Ottawa Catholic School Board
Racine Croisée Solidarité Sawa
Rittenhouse: A New Vision
Skeena Diversity Society
Somali Canadian Association of Etobicoke
South Asian Legal Clinic of British Columbia
South Huron District high School
Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC)
Stardale Women's Group Inc
Thames Valley District School Board: Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School
The BC Native Women’s Association
The Black Council of Windsor-Essex (TBCWE)
The Broadbent Institute
The Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society
The Mosquers Film Festival
Toronto Community Benefits Network
University of Alberta
Urban Alliance on Race Relations
Vancouver Asian Film Festival Society
Vernon and District Immigrant and Community Services Society (VDICSS)
Wise Group Non Profit Association
Young Women's Leadership Network
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation was created in 1996 to reaffirm the principles of justice and equality for all in Canada. The mandate of the Foundation is to facilitate throughout Canada the development, sharing, and application of knowledge and expertise to contribute to the elimination of racism and all forms of racial discrimination in Canadian society.