City announces recipients for anti-racism grants
November 22, 2021

City Council has approved nearly $215,000 in grants to help non-profit and local grassroots organizations develop anti-racism projects and events.

The City’s Anti-racism Advisory Committee launched the grant program earlier this year as part of its mandate to raise awareness and drive action on racism and anti-racism in Edmonton. A total of 52 eligible applications were received, with 16 grants being awarded.

"I'm really appreciative for the dedication and hours the volunteers of the Anti-racism Advisory Funding Subcommittee demonstrated when helping bring a community-based, anti-racist lens to the creation of this new grant program,” said Shalini Sinha, Chair of the Anti-racism Advisory Committee. “We are delighted to help put resources to BIPOC-led community initiatives which will make a difference to illuminating and challenging racism in Edmonton."

Local Anti-racism Capacity Building/Innovation Grants 
(up to $10,000 each; $100,000 of total funds available — To be used by local grassroots organizations working on anti-racism activities and actions that highlight and combat systemic and structural racism)

Edmonton Culture Society $10,000
The Art of Anti-Racism in Our Neighbourhood

Free Play for Kids Inc. $10,000
A Pilot Project to Provide Social Support & Crisis Diversion for BIPOC Children & Youth in a Barrier-Free After School Recreation & Leadership Program

Garacad Development Society $10,000
Standing Tall - Empowerment through the Challenges of Racism

Parkdale Cromdale Community League (in partnership with Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society) $10,000
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Art Installation and Awareness Sessions

Roots of Resilience Education Foundation $10,000
Reclaiming Our Voices 

Sisters Dialogue Inc. $9,800
I Rage - Healing through Art and Prayer

The Black Bookshelf Project $10,000
The Black Bookshelf Project

United Cultures of Canada Association $9,920
No Place for Racism in My Canada

Velma Carter Centre for African-Canadian Women $10,000
VCC Women's Workshop

Youth Restorative Action Project (YRAP) Ltd. $10,000
Indigenous Justice Initiative

Project Ready Matching Grants 
(up to $25,000 each; $75,000 of total funds available — To be used by community non-profit and local grassroots organizations for anti-racism initiatives that have received approved funding and require a matching contribution)

Council of Canadians of African and Caribbean Heritage $25,000
Project Saqqara

Latitude 53 Society of Artists $10,000
Chinatown anti-oppression workshops and projects

PHIDEAS Philippine Edmonton Events and Arts Society $3,896.75
UNLEARN: Communities Come Together to (Un)Learn Biases

Ribbon Rouge Foundation $24,979.50
ArtSpace: Telling ACB Stories for Change 

Local Community Participatory Action Research Grants
(up to $25,000 each; $50,000 of total funds available — To be used by communities impacted by racism to support community-led research activities that address local issues and concerns specific to their communities)

Family Advancement Association $25,000
System Mapping of African Diaspora Nonprofits To Promote Collaboration

Multicultural Family Resource Society $24,995
Growing and building our communities together: Healing and working together to address racism
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