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October 27, 2022

CRRF announces recipients of National Anti-Racism Fund

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.

FoodShare Toronto

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

MakeWay Foundation

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


Vues d’Afrique

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

Organisme immiGrand

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 

About CRRF:

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.

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