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United Nations Web Site
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEES
Portal for Newcomers
ETHNIC DIVERSITY AND MULTICULTURALISM
and Municipal Organizations
ANTI-RACISM AND RACE RELATIONS
of Citizenship and Immigration
Citizenship and Immigration Canada was created in November 1993
and formally established by an Act of Parliament in June 1994.
Its creation recognized the link between the selection of immigrants
and the granting of citizenship.
Immigrant Job Issues
Resourceful site for immigrants and visible minorities in Canada,
specializing in discrimination and unfair practices in the Canadian
Council for Refugees
The Canadian Council for Refugees is a non-profit umbrella organization
committed to the rights and protection of refugees in Canada and
around the world and to the settlement of refugees and immigrants
The Catholic Immigration Centre (CIC) is an agency that has been
serving the immigrants and refugees in the Ottawa-Carleton region
for over 40 years. We are community-based, non-profit agency.
Immigrant Settlement Association
Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, MISA began in 1980 in response
to the Vietnamese Boat People. Services were delivered with one
paid part-time staff member and lots of volunteers.
Immigrant Services Organization
The OCISO has the mandate to enable newcomers to the Ottawa area
to become equal participants in all aspects of Canadian society
through the provision of specialized and innovative services.
Pier 21 Society
Pier 21 Society's inception resulted from a concern among a small
group of people, working in the areas of immigration and culture,
that the building which had at one time housed a major immigration
port of entry facility was falling into disrepair.
United Immigrant Services
In June of 1986, Quinte United Immigrant Services Founding President
Susan Walker became aware of funding for settlement agencies and
of the existence of Kingston and District Immigration Services
of Canadian Heritage
The Department, agencies and Crown corporations that are part
of the Canadian Heritage Portfolio contribute to the growth and
development of Canadian cultural and sporting life, the promotion
of a fairer, more equitable society, the nation's linguistic duality
and multicultural character.
Ethnic Studies Association
CESA is a non-profit interdisciplinary organization devoted
to the study of ethnicity, multiculturalism, immigration, intergroup
relations, and the cultural life of ethnic groups in Canada. CESA
also publishes the Canadian Ethnic Studies Journal.
Founded in 1980, the Canadian Ethnocultural Council (CEC)
is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of national ethnocultural
umbrella organizations which, in turn, represent a cross-section
of ethnocultural groups across Canada. The CEC's objectives are
to ensure the preservation, enhancement and sharing of the cultural
heritage of Canadians, the removal of barriers that prevent some
Canadians from participating fully and equally in society, the
elimination of racism and the preservation of a united Canada.
A online program sponsored by Canadian Heritage, Canadian Ethnocultural
Council and other public organizations to celebrate, enjoy, experience
and promote the rich diversity which multiculturalism brings to
International Council for Canadian
Division for Refugees
Culture Online Funding Program
Multicultural Heritage Centre
Affiliation of Multicultural Societies
and Service Agencies of B. C.
Island Multicultural Society
Vancouver Multicultural Society
Assembly of Manitoba
Nations - Communities in Manitoba
Multicultural Council of New Brunswick
Multicultural Association of
Multicultural Association of Greater Moncton
Carleton County Multicultural
Aboriginal Peoples in New
Labrador Metis Nation
Metropolitan Immigrant Settlement
Assn. of Colchester County
of Nova Scotia
Pier 21 Society of
Youth Against Racism
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Canadian Arctic Resources Committee
Multicultural Folk Arts Council
Prince Edward Island
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Council of Saskatchewan
Yukon First Nations Tourism Assn.
The CIC purposes to promote, advance, co-ordinate, facilitate,
demonstrate and implement the teachings and practices of Islam
in accordance with the Statement of Faith herein amongst Muslims,
Non-Muslims, and Islamic organizations in Canada and abroad.
Chinese Candian National
The national umbrella organization formed in 1979 to promote
the rights of Chinese Canadians, to encourage their full and equal
participation in Canadian society and to promote understanding
and cooperation between Chinese Canadians and all other ethnic,
cultural and racial groups in Canada.
The Association has a mandate to promote social, cultural
and educational interests of Indian Canadian community, develop
understanding between members of its community and retain Indian
languages and cultural traditions as essential components of multi-culturalism.
of Japanese Canadians
NAJC negotiated the historic Redress Settlement on behalf
of all Japanese Canadians who suffered at the hands of their own
government during World War II, being interned and having their
property seized and sold without consent. The Redress agreement
was signed on September 22, 1988 by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney
and NAJC President Art Miki.
Canadian Jewish Congress
/ Congrès juif canadien
Canadian Jewish Congress is the democratically elected, national
organizational voice of the Jewish community of Canada. Serving
as the community's vehicle for defence and representation, CJC
acts on matters affecting the status, rights and welfare of the
Canadian Jewish community, other Diaspora communities and the
Jewish people in Israel.
of South Africans
The Canadian Council of South Africans was formed in March
1997 and works with the High Commissioner for South Africa to
encourage the growth of a vibrant and united South African community
in Canada and to strengthen the links between Canada and South
of Canadian Turkish Associations
The Federation of Canadian Turkish Associations is an umbrella
organization representing 19 member associations from Victoria
BC to Quebec, which include approximately 50,000 Canadians of
Canadian Federation / Fédération Vietnamienne du
Founded in 1980, the Vietnamese Canadian Federation (VCF), a non-profit
community-based organization with 15 members at present from across
Promotion and Advocacy
Canadian Race Relations
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation aims to help bring about
a more harmonious Canada that acknowledges its racist past, recognizes
the pervasiveness of racism today, and is committed to creating
a future in which all Canadians are treated equitably and fairly.
Alliance on Race Relations
The UARR was formed in 1975 by a group of concerned Toronto citizens
to promote a stable and healthy multiracial, multi-ethnic environment
in the Metro Toronto community by undertaking educational, research,
and advocative activities that promote racial and ethnic harmony.
Artists Against Racism aims at building an understanding of all
peoples. To speak to the youth, the future of our global community,
about the basic human right of equality, so that a civilized society
will, in the next millennium, finally result.
To recognize the insidious power of prejudice is to take the first
step toward defeating it. Understanding that prejudicial thinking
can be diminished through education will bring people together
to successfully solve this shared problem. It is toward this end
that Beyond Prejudices is committed.
Anti-Racism Education and Research Society
The Canadian Anti-racism Education and Research Society is a frontline
anti-racism organization that provides mani services including
anti-racism workshops and training in non-violent solutions to
racism and hate group activity.
White Supremacy Network
Workshops designed by white anti-racist organizer Sharon Martinas.
Many of the issues raised are of particular concern to white activists
committed to creating anti-racist political practice in white-dominated
progressive grassroots movements.
Colours of Resistance (COR) is a grassroots network of people
who actively work to develop multiracial, anti-racist politics
in the movement against global capitalism.
- Expose Racism and Advance School Excellence
The ERASE Initiative is a national program which challenges racism
in public schools and promotes racial justice and academic excellence
for all students.
Anti-Racism in Europe (ICARE)
The Internet Centre Anti Racism Europe is a partnership between
United for Intercultural Action and the Magenta foundation.
Room for Racism (Shasta County Citizens Against Racism)
Shasta County Citizens Against Racism was founded in 1988 in response
to a racially motivated shooting in Redding. Those forming the
group felt it was time for an organization to speak out against
violent racially motivated attacks that had too long gone unanswered
in this largely white county.
and Teachers Opposing Prejudice (STOP)
Students and Teachers Opposing Prejudice (S.T.O.P.) is a student-centered
organization at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School whose
objective is to work towards the elimination of prejudice in society.
The ACLC is a not-for-profit organization which was officially
opened in October 1994, to address systemic racism and racial
discrimination in Ontario through a test case litigation strategy.
Alliance for Employment
The Alliance for Employment Equity is a province-wide coalition
of community groups, labour groups and individuals who are members
of equity-seeking groups and their supporters.
British Columbia Civil
The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) is the
oldest and most active civil liberties group in Canada. It is
a group of citizens who volunteer our energy and talents to fulfill
our mandate: to preserve, defend, maintain and extend civil liberties
and human rights in British Columbia.
Civil Liberties Association
The CCLA is a lobbying and law-reform, non-profit, non-government
organization dealing with issues of fundamental civil liberties
and human rights that affect those who live all across Canada.
Council of Churches (Justice and Peace Commission)
The purpose of the Commission on Justice and Peace is to provide
a forum for member churches of the Canadian Council of Churches
to share information and concerns among those involved in ecumenical
work on peace and social justice in Canada and the world.
Muslim Civil Liberties Association
The CMCLA's main objective is to advocate for the full and equal
participation of Canadian Muslims in the social, educational,
legal and political spheres in keeping with the Canadian Charter
of Rights and Freedoms.
Programs of Canada
The Court Challenges Program of Canada is a national non-profit
organization which was set up in 1994 to provide financial assistance
for important court cases that advance language and equality rights
guaranteed under Canada's Constitution.
Society of Upper Canada
As part of the Law Society of Upper Canada's mandate to ensure
access to justice, the Law Society integrates equity and diversity
values and principles into its policies, programs and procedures.
Poverty Law Centre
The Center began as a small civil rights law firm in 1971. Now
it is internationally known for its tolerance education program,
its legal victories against white supremacist groups, its tracking
of hate groups and its sponsorship of the Civil Rights Memorial.
Canadian Civil Liberties Association (UCCLA)
The Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association (UCCLA) is
a non-partisan, voluntary and non-profit research and educational
organization committed to the articulation and promotion of the
Ukrainian Canadian community's interests.
Centre on Minority Affairs
The Canadian Centre on Minority Affairs Inc (CCMA) is a non-profit,
educational and human resource development organization aimed
at promoting the integration and participation of Caribbean-Canadians
into the mainstream of Canadian society; promoting partnership
with other mainstream Canadian institutions
Council to Promote Equality and Respect
Formerly the Canadian Council for Christians and Jews, the CPER
works to achieve a Canada free of racial, religious and ethno-cultural
prejudice through the provision of educational and public awareness
programs and activities.
Education Policy and Administrative Network - Diversity and Equity
The Canadian Educational Policy and Administration Network is
organized to support informed decision-making in education. Look
to CEPAN for the information you need about the administration
of elementary and secondary education.
Federation of Municipalities (Race Relations Award)
The aim of the FCM Race Relations Award is to encourage all FCM
member municipal governments to demonstrate leadership in promoting
acceptance of cultural diversity and fostering racial harmony
in their communities across Canada.
The Catalyst Centre celebrates and promotes innovative learning,
popular education, research and community development to advance
positive social change.
of Agencies Serving South Asians
CASSA is a non-profit umbrella organization of agencies, which
provide services to the south Asian community in Metro and Greater
Founded in 1994, the Harmony Movement encourages Canadians of
all racial, cultural and religious origins to embrace and promote
harmony, diversity, as well as equality. Members of the Harmony
Movement hope to dispel myths about prejudice in our society.
in the Schools
MITS is a not-for-profit charitable organization offering multi-disciplinary
and cross-cultural programming. It continues to maintain its roots
in the folk traditions that are relevant to its communities.
The National Urban League, headquartered in New York City, spearheads
its nonprofit, nonpartisan, community-based movement. Its mission
is to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance,
parity and power and civil rights.
of Alliances Bridging Race and Ethnicity (The)
NABRE (pronounced "neighbor") an initiative of the Joint Center
for Political and Economic Studies, is a network of community-based
organizations working across the country to bridge racial and
ethnic divisions. Through dialogue, community improvement projects,
school and club exchanges, joint worship services, and other activities,
these organizations all work to create more just, inclusive and
The National Nikkei Heritage Centre Society's mission is to create
an exciting environment that honours its pioneers, unites our
community, and inspires future generations to achieve excellence
in Canadian society.
Okanagan Race Relations Committee
The North Okanagan Race Relations Committee was formed in April,
1992 at the request of local Multicultural, Immigrant Services
and Human Rights groups.
Association in Canada
UNA-Canada is a national non-profit organization promoting UN
programmes and activities within Canada. The Association offers
individual Canadians a window into the work of the UN, and a channel
through which to become engaged in the critical international
issues affecting us all.
Colleges and Universities
The Mission of the Red Crow Board of Governors is to provide quality
educational training opportunities to adult Indian and non-Indian
residents and employees of the Blood Reserve and surrounding areas.
Indian Federated College
The SIFC is a First Nations controlled university-college, which
provides educational opportunities to both First Nations, and
non-First Nations' students selected from a provincial, national,
and international base.
Civil Liberties Research Centre
The Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre is a non-governmental,
non-profit organization with the mission of promoting awareness
among Albertans about civil liberties and human rights through
research and education.
Institute (Library and Archive for Multicultural Studies)
The Balch Institute documents and interprets the ethnic and immigrant
experience in the United States. The holdings include books, personal
papers, organizational records, photographs, audio recordings,
newspapers and pamphlets representing 19th and 20th century American
d'etudes ethniques des universite montrelaises
CEETUM is a centre for research and interdisciplinary training
in the ethnic studies field. It brings together 19 researchers
from the Universit?de Montr閍l, INRS-Urbanisation, Culture
et Soci閠? McGill University, ENAP, and the Universit?du
for Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement (CERIS)
CERIS is a collaborative project governed by a Management Board
that encompasses Ryerson Polytechnic University, University of
Toronto, York University, the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving
Immigrants, the Social Planning Council of Metropolitan Toronto,
and the United Way of Greater Toronto.
for Immigration and Multicultural Studies (Australian National
The Centre's activities were concentrated on the Centenary of
Federation edition of The Australian People, funded through the
Commonwealth-State Immigration Ministers' Research Fund. Work
on this encyclopedia remained as the Centre's major enterprise.
for Refugee Studies (York University)
The Centre for Refugee Studies is engaged in research on refugee
issues; it informs public discussion as well as policy development
and practice innovation by international, governmental, advocacy
and service organizations; and it supports teaching in refugee
and migration studies.
Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations
ERCOMER is a European research centre with a strong interest in
comparative research in the fields of international migration,
ethnic relations, racism and ethnic conflict within the European
context. It is based at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Utrecht
University, the Netherlands.
Centre for Canadian Studies and Native Studies (Trent University)
The Centre assists scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences
to engage in interdisciplinary research on a broad range of thematics
related to Canadian Studies and Native Studies.
Rights Research and Education Centre (University of Ottawa)
The HRREC aims at furthering the discussion of the linkages between
human rights, governance, legal reform and development.
on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity
INCORE (Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity) was set
up in 1993 by the University of Ulster and the United Nations
University to undertake research and policy work that is useful
to the resolution of ethnic, political and religious conflicts.
for Race and Poverty (University of Minnesota)
This research institute's goals are to create scholarship, commentary
and dialogue to increase the understanding and support of those
unfairly constrained by race and poverty.
Institute of Montreal
The Intercultural Institute of Montreal is a non-profit research
and social action organization, dedicated to promoting an ever-deepening
understanding of cultural pluralism, intercultural relations and
social change. Its scope is local, national as well as international.
Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (Concordia University)
The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS)
was founded in 1986, based in the departments of History and Sociology
at Concordia University. It collects and disseminates knowledge
created by researchers about the historical origins of the mass
killings that have become such a prominent part of the twentieth
and Ethnic Conflict Research Group (NECRG)
The Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict Research Group (NECRG) is
an interdisciplinary unit, based in Westerns Department
of Political Science, which brings together scholars who have
research interests in specific aspects of this field.
Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Integration
The Prairie Centre is a consortium representing six prairie universities
including the University of Alberta; University of Calgary; University
of Manitoba; University of Regina; University of Saskatchewan
and the University of Winnipeg.
on Immigration and Integration in the Metropolis
RIIM is one of four Canadian research centres dedicated to studying
the impact of Canadian immigrants on local economies, the family,
educational systems and the physical infrastructure of cities.
- Ethnicity, Migration, Racism
The SocioSite is a project based at the faculty of Social Sciences
at the University of Amsterdam. It presents the resources and
information that are important for the international sociological
The Urban Institute's goals are to sharpen thinking about society's
problems and efforts to solve them, improve government decisions
and their implementation, and increase citizens' awareness about
important public choices.
F. Sallows Chair of Human Rights (University of Saskatchewan)
The Ariel F. Sallows Chair of Human Rights is the first endowed
chair at the College of Law of the University of Saskatchewan
and the first endowed chair of human rights in any college of
law in Canada.
Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies (Dalhousie University)
The James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies was
established at Dalhousie University with the support of a $2.5
million endowment, of which more than $1.5 million has been raised.
Curriculum 2000 (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education)
This document has been designed for teachers to use when developing
curriculum material, designing curriculum units, or planning any
and Ethnicity Online (Trinity University)
John Kennedy observed how Alexis de Tocqueville saw the United
States as "a society of immigrants, each of whom had begun life
anew, on an equal footing.
and Public Policy (Rutgers University)
Part of a course in Managing Diversity in Organizations, by Prof.
Healthcare and the Law (University of Dayton)
The Institute on Race, Health Care and the Law is dedicated to
improving the health status of ethnic Americans by helping legislators,
policy makers, lawyers, health care professionals and consumers
examine race, health and human rights;
Fraser University Ethnic and Intercultural Relations Post Baccalaureate
The Ethnic and Intercultural Relations Post Baccalaureate Diploma
is the study of ethnically defined conflicts and problems of migration.
of Michigan's Program on Intergroup Relations, Conflict and Community
The Program on Intergroup Relations, Conflict and Community (IGRCC)
was inaugurated at a time of heightened racial and ethnic tensions
at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor campus in 1988.
of Toronto Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies
Expertise in the study of ethnicity is greatly valued by social
agencies and other institutions that deal with issues that include:
immigration and immigrant adjustment, Native Peoples, and cultural
University Refugee and Migration Studies
The programme of study allows students enrolled in a graduate
programme at York University to specialize formally in refugee
and migration studies and to be awarded a Graduate Diploma in
Refugee and Migration Studies.
Action and Diversity Project: A Web Page for Research
This site presents diverse opinions regarding Affirmative Action
topics; rather than taking a singular pro or con position, it
is designed to help lend many different voices to the debates
surrounding the issues of affirmative action.
University (Employment Discrimination: an overview)
These pages of commentary and primary source references and the
layers of documents on which they rest have been prepared by LII
student editors, working under the supervision of Prof. Peter
and Community Advisor - Diversity and Inclusive Initiatives (Red
The Student and Community Advisor - Diversity and Inclusive Initiatives
facilitates and delivers support services to culturally diverse
students and serves as the contact between ethnically-diverse
communities and the College.
of Southern Maine's Diversity Plan
USM's plan addresses diversity in its broadest sense, but plays
particular attention to the need to more effectively include and
serve Maine's diverse ethnic and racial communities.
of Western Ontario Race Relations Policy (PDF)
This is the on-line version of the official UWO Manual of Administrative
Policies and Procedures (MAPP). These policies are updated on
an ongoing basis, as reflected in the header of each policy. (The
"effective date" reflects the most recent update.)
History, Constructing 'Race' Conference (University of Victoria)
Multi-disciplinary conference called "Making History, Constructing
'Race': Situating 'Race' in Time, Space and Theory" at the University
of Victoria on October 23-25, 1998.
and Ethnicity Online - American Political Science Association
Resources for teaching and research, including directories of
scholars and publishers, book recommendations, selected links
to other websites and much more.
of Maryland's Diversity Database
The University of Maryland's Diversity Database is a comprehensive
index of multicultural and diversity resources.
of Minnesota Human Rights Library
The University of Minnesota Human Rights Library is an integral
part of the University of Minnesota Human Rights Center and works
in partnership with the Human Rights Resource Center to Create
and distribute human rights education (HRE) resources via electronic
and print media
of Virginia's Multicultural Education Pavilion
The Multicultural Pavilion strives to provide resources for educators,
students, and activists to explore and discuss multicultural education;
facilitate opportunities for educators to work toward self-awareness
Library on Migration and Ethnic Relations
The WWW Virtual Library on Migration and Ethnic Relations objective
is to create an easy to use guide that thoroughly catalogues in
an organised and meaningful way, quality web resources on ethnic
relations and migration topics.
of Black Studies Website (Providence College)
Links from this page will take you to information about the Providence
College Program in Black Studies; pages designed by student researchers;
selections of our students' favorite "AfroZones" and other Black