Anti-racism can be defined as the practice of identifying and opposing racism. It differs from simply being not racist, as it requires active participation in dismantling racism at the individual, institutional, and structural levels.
This article explains systemic racism. Racism of this kind, racism that infects the very structure of our society, is called systemic racism.
Example of white privilege, patriarchy, wealth privilege, and others are explained.
This article talks about the prejudice and disrcimination Muslims have faced, in particulaur the aftermath of an attack on o Mosque in 2017.
This article defines implicit bias and gives examples. There are also tips on how ot overcome implicit bias.
The ADL mission is to stop the defamation of the Jewish people, and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.
Project 1907’s resource section provides sources on anti-Asian racism & history for allies to educate themselves.
APF Canada provides a list of resources for combatting Anti-Asian Racism & learning about Canadians of Asian descent.
Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Canada provides an anonymous anti-Black racism reporting form for Black students across Canada. They assist student advocates to hold their universities accountable for the full impact of systemic anti-Black racism.
This website is full of information, resources, photos, stories and more from social justice movements, campaigns and actions.
Engaging anti-racism discourses requires (most of us) to build our vocabularies. This page explains many terms related to Anti-Racism.
Anti-Racism Daily Newsletter
The Anti-Racism Daily educates and mobilizes people to address racism and oppression in their communities and workplaces.
The Anti-Racism Learning Series was designed to provide information on issues around racism and systemic barriers that exist for marginalized and racialized groups in Canada.
Anti-Racism Resource List
This site has resources on a variety of themes to support learning on anti-racism for everyone.
At Experiences Canada, they're committed to helping young Canadians open their minds, exploring the diversity of language, culture, and lived experiences within our country. Systemic racism is best addressed at the earliest age, encouraging mutual understanding and respect through direct opportunities to learn from one another.
This site has resources on a variety of themes to support learning on anti-racism for everyone.
Antiracism Resource Guide The Anti-Racism Resource Guide exists to be a springboard for folx to learn, unlearn, and relearn on their authentic anti-racist journey. We focus on three things at ARG: anti-racist education, quality curated lists of resources, and diverse, equitable, and inclusive consulting for small establishments that work with people.
This Antiracism Course is for individuals and businesses to learn to dismantle unconscious bias, address white privilege, uncover systemic racism, and to learn how to centre the experiences of black, indigeneous, and racilialized (BIR) individuals.
Classroom strategies, handbooks, reference material, and background information on anti-racism can be found here.
Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) is an independent not-for-profit community legal clinic that combats individual and systemic anti-Black racism by conducting research, engaging in structural transformation, and providing legal services to members of Ontario’s Black communities.
Black Women in Motion is a Toronto-based organization that empowers and supports the advancement of Black Women against anti-racist, intersectional feminist, trauma-informed and survivor-centred framework to create culturally-relevant resources, healing spaces, educational and economic opportunities for survivors.
Black Youth Initiative is a collective product of love and care from the tireless labor of three Black femmes with the intersections of being Refugees, Migrants, Muslim and Queer. They share mutual aid efforts and resource redistribution that are vital for supporting our beloved Indigenous and Black communities.
Canadian Education Is Steeped in Anti-Black Racism | The Walrus (Author: Robyn Maynard, 2017)
This article reports how a six year black girl was hand-cuffed when school authorites called police. Neither police or school authorities apologized.
Make a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission, Discrimination and harassment are against the law in Canada.
A community of volunteers working to create a living database of police violence in Canada to petition lawmakers to dismantle institutionalized racism, colonialism, and white supremacy within Canada’s governance.
CFRAC supports individual, collective, and systemic change to address racism.
Confronting Racism Is Not About the Needs and Feelings of White People | Ijeoma Oluo | The Guardian 2019 (Author: Ijeoma Oluo)White people need to know they are the problem in anti-racism work. They need begin recognizing that they have been complicit and harmful so that they can start doing better. Because white supremacy is their construct, a construct they have benefited from, and deconstructing white supremacy is their duty.
This site has toolkits on the topics of diversity and inclusion, and employment equity which are identified as the most pressing issues in Canadian workplaces,
The approach of shift lab was built on the great anti-racism work already happening in Edmonton and in particular utilized a social innovation lab process grounded in indigenous epistemologies and stewarded by a diverse collective.
Here is a glossary of terms, inclusion guides and education guides covering some of the most topical conversations and initiatives happening around diversity and inclusion in the Canadian workplace.
Erase is all about building safe and caring school communities. This includes empowering students, parents, educators and the community partners who support them to get help with challenges, report concerns to schools, and learn about complex issues facing students.
This essay defines ethnocentrism and gives examples.
Racism does not occur exclusively in flashpoint moments of violence; it is also like a poisonous mist that slowly kills us. This reality of interpersonal racism is often described as “everyday racism” or “casual racism.” Yet these phrases may falsely imply that the severity and dangers of racism should be downplayed.
Examples of microaggressions are included and the implied message is explained.
The Elimin8hate reporting centre collects data on incidents of racism, hate and violence experienced by the Asian diaspora in Canada. Data is used to develop strategies, design interventions, raise awareness, advocate for policies and improve outcomes for our communities.
First Peoples, Second Class Treatment (Paper by Dr. Billie Allan, Dr. Janet Smylie)
This paper discusses the colonization of Indigenous lands and peoples and how it has lead to the systemic racism in eductaion, employment, the justice system, and health care.
This is a holistic toolkit for coping with racial trauma.
FACL's guide provides victims and witnesses of hate with a brief overview of what hate activity and discrimination mean and the resources available to help in responding. Its available in multiple Asian languages.
This site has a number of different tests to determine your implicit bias. The tests relate to race, gender, skin colour, religion, transgender, and more.
"Woke Isn't Enough" is a podcast. It challenges all of us to recognize how we sustain systems of oppression and what it will really take to finally disrupt them once and for all.
This blog has information on how to avoid being unintentionally racist online; how to shut down racism posted to your site, forum, Facebook group, etc; how to help shut down racism anywhere you see it occur.
Inclusive Canada aims to bring equality through understanding with an experienced educational approach, and equity through our calls-to-action and hands-on work within various communities.
Intercultural Kootenays aims to help build and maintain inclusive and non-discriminatory communities by addressing the root causes of racism, hate and discrimination and building intercultural competencies.
Article: Intersectionality was coined in 1989 by professor Kimberlé Crenshaw to describe how race, class, gender, and other individual characteristics “intersect” with one another and overlap. This article discusses how the term has gone viral and is not always used in a way that the original author intended.
It's Time to Close the Income Gap of Canada's Black Community | Edmonton Journal (Author: Bukola Salami,
Black people in Canada face a number of unique issues affecting their well-being. Average income for Black people is $12,000 lower than the national average.
The MCoS has been raising awareness of the benefits of cultural diversity and the dangers of racism since November 22, 1975. They have memberships where people can volunteer and help, as well as a wide variety of community resources on their website to educate and support the people of Saskatchewan.
The Micropedia of Microaggressions is a comprehensive tool to learn about the different microaggressions people experience and unlearn the behaviours that cause them to create more inclusive workplaces, schools and social interactions.
The Montreal Holocaust Museum tells the story of Jewish communities before, during, and after the Holocaust. Through the life stories of Montreal survivors, the Museum invites visitors to reflect on the destruction caused by prejudice, racism and antisemitism.
The Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan promotes multiculturalism by advocating for multicultural representation on various levels, supporting the members of the council and schools through financial means and non-financial resources. The council offers three types of memberships and includes volunteer opportunities. MCoS became a provincial not-for-profit, non-governmental agency that works to ensure strength and prominence and foster opportunities for cross-cultural interaction.
This organization is dedicated to improving the lives of all Black women and their families. It addresses social, economic, and cultural issues.
The National Youth Anti-Racism Network (NYAN) aims to contribute to the promotion of an equitable society, whose diversity is a source of strength in facing the challenges of the future. NYAN is a youth-led network, bringing together Canadian youths of all backgrounds to provide a crucial, united and national youth voice on anti-racism issues.
The On Canada Project is made up of a group of active citizens, change agents, and friendly neighbourhood nerds who are here to dismantle the status quo and champion change in our lives.
White Accomplices ideas have been developed to support White people to act for racial justice. This educational resource encourages whites to move from actor to ally to accomplice. It draws from ideas and resources developed mostly by Black, Brown and People of Colour.
Prejudice, Discrimination, & Stereotype
People are often biased against others outside of their own social group, showing prejudice (emotional bias), stereotypes (cognitive bias), and discrimination (behavioural bias). Biases can explicit (overt and conscious) or more implicit (automatic, ambiguous, and ambivalent). In the 21st century, however, with social group categories even more complex, biases may be transforming.
The mission of Project Implicit is to educate the public about bias and to provide a “virtual laboratory” for collecting data on the internet. Project Implicit scientists produce high-impact research that forms the basis of our scientific knowledge about bias and disparities.
This is a carefully curated list of racial justice minded resources to help all hue-mans in the quest to dismantle white supremacy. Reading is a helpful place to begin but the best way to address racial justice is by doing the inner work.
Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre has an abundance of resources on our website for the general public, lawyers and educators.
Asian Americans are advancing justice to document hate and to educate about the environment of hate around the country.
They work to advance dignity, freedom, justice, and security through collaborative relationships and transformative education on peace and human rights.
Systemic racism is defined and examples are given on how it exists in Canada. There are also tips to fight against it.
Turtle Island is a cultural awareness and anti-racism project in Edmonton, Alberta. Its volunteers guide and support businesses/organizations in their efforts to disrupt racism in their establishments.
The real world can be offensive and is full of offensive words. Urban Dictionary is an important tool to understand what those words mean. Knowing an offensive word’s meaning can combat inequality and abuse.
Critical Race Theory, or CRT, is a framework theorized and employed by activists and scholars. It understands race as socially constructed, and racism as systemic. For Critical Race theorists, racism is more than individual prejudices or actions; racism is structurally embedded in laws, policies, and institutions.
This article explains what microaggressions are and gives many examples. The examples also include alternatives and ways to counter them.
What Is Cultural Appropriation?
Cultural appropriation is defined, elements are discussed, and examples are provided.
Islamaphobia is defined and the history and prevalence of Islamaphobia is discussed.
This article defines marginalization and gives ideas on how to address this and create safer, more inclusive spaces.
The definition of racism offered here is grounded in Critical Race Theory, a movement started in the 1970s by activists and scholars committed to the study and transformation of traditional relationships of race to racism and power.
What Is White Centering and Are You Doing It? Plus, 7 Ways To Stop 2020 (Author: Jessica Sager)
This article talks about how white peole tend to center their experience in terms of how it affects them. It is important to educate oneself and be able to try to understand the view points of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour.
What Is White Privilege, Really? | Learning for Justice (Author: Cory Collins)
White people need to understand the unearned advantages that white people have in society. This article explains the term and gives examples.
What is White Supremacy? | SOA Watch: Close the School of the Americas (Author: Elizabeth Martinez)
This paper defines white supremacy and how it is rooted in colonization.
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack (Author: Peggy McIntosh)
The concept of white pivillege as an unearned advantage is defined and examples are discussed.
This article defines Xenophobia and acknowledging and challenging xenophobia and serving as an ally to end discrimination.
This subscription service helps you learn how to talk about racism, do better as a white person, and create lasting society.
Read, Watch, & Learn
13th (Movie directed by Ava Duvernay)
In this documentary, the director shows the connections between slavery and mass incarceration in the US.
Anti-Racist Educator Reads (Podcast)
The Canadian host, Colinda Clyne, uses several books about racial justice to discuss racism in schools in Canada. The last episode is based on the book "Dancing on Our Turtle's Back" and discusses the importance os public schools and reconciliation.
Although the main character is fictional, the story told is historically accurate. The book shows the horrors black people experienced at the hands of white people in Africa, then America, and also in Canada. It refers to an actual historical Canadian document in which black people travelling to Canada were to be registered.
Racism is a white person's problem.“Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” - Elie Wiesel
The Difference Between Being "Not Racist" and Antiracist (TED Talk by Ibram X. Kendi)
TED Talk: the speaker defines antiracism and explain to help recognize prejudice and fight against it from public polices to personal experiences.
The Diversity Gap (Podcast)
The host, Bethany Wilkinson, explores the gap between good intentions and good impact in regards to diversity, inclusion, culture and belonging.
In this heartbreaking video, black and white children are asked questions about two dolls - one black and one white. They are asked which one is pretty? nice? They chose the white doll. This shows the implicit bias that exists from an early stage of development.
Video: Dr. Carlos Hoyt discusses the beginnings of racialization in America and how that process continues today.
Book: Kimberle Crenshaw talks about the intersectionality which she defined as how race, class, gender, and other individual characteristics “intersect” with one another and overlap.
"Canadians entrust police officers with an enormous amount of power, including the authority to detain a person and use force against them if necessary. But are officers being held to account if they abuse their power? That’s one of the fundamental questions posed by Calgary-born-and-raised filmmakers Marc Serpa Francoeur and Robinder Uppal in Above the Law, an eye-opening investigation into accountability, or lack thereof, in the Calgary Police Service. #CBCdocsPOV #AboveTheLaw"
Police Wellness Checks: Why They’re Ending Violently and What Experts Say Needs to Change | Globalnews.ca Global News reports on police wellness checks and why they’re ending violently and what experts say needs to change.
This article discusses what COVID-19 is teaching us about who we target when it comes to racism.
Understanding Privilege 2020 (Directed by Korin Miller, 2020)
This video shows the effect of privilege in a race demonstrating how systemic racism is at play in all aspects of life.
This is a short documentary on Bill 21 which was introduced in the Province of Quebec, Canada. Bill 21 prohibits the display of religious symbols by public sector workers within the workplace. This Bill was passed in legislation on June 16th 2019 and has created an uproar within the community since it has been passed as law.
Video: Kimberle Crenshaw talks about the intersectionality which she defined as how race, class, gender, and other individual characteristics “intersect” with one another and overlap.
This video talks about the New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race, (Book by Reni Eddo-Lodge)
The author analyses important data and historic facts about racism in Britain. She also shares her personal experiecences discussing racism.
For Canadians who have likely never experienced systemic racism, it is easy to deny its existence. This video and article sheds light on how sytemic racism exists in Canada.
Power in Numbers