Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat

Information and resources related to the Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat's work to combat systemic racism and racial discrimination, as it helps the Government of Canada fulfill its goal of achieving a fully diverse, inclusive and equitable society.

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Message from the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth

Minister Bardish Chagger

Diversity and inclusion are both fundamental to a more inclusive society, where all Canadians are able to participate and thrive. Although our government has already taken important steps to combat racism, systemic racism is still a daily reality for too many Canadians.

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Video — Message from Minister Bardish Chagger


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A yellow Sankofa bird reaching for an egg. Text: Black History Month 2020 – Canadians of African Descent: Going forward, Guided by the past.

Feet forward, head turned backward, the Sankofa bird reflects on the past to build a successful future.

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Services and information

About the Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat

Learn more about the Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat.

Anti-Racism news

Review the latest news related to the work of the Government of Canada on anti-racism, diversity, inclusion and equity.

Addressing COVID-19 needs in diverse communities

Learn how the Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat is engaging across government and with many communities directly affected by systemic racism to inform the federal response to the pandemic.

Supporting our communities

Discover how the Government of Canada is empowering communities across the country to respond to systemic racism and racial discrimination through many initiatives.

Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy

Get information about the national anti-racism strategy, as well as the engagement process that led to its development, which guide the work of the Secretariat.

Facts and figures

Get information on discrimination and hate crime statistics in Canada.

Deputy Minister Commitments on Diversity and Inclusion

Learn about the 2020/2021 Deputy Minister Commitments to Diversity and Inclusion that the Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat helped to shape.

Secretariat newsletter

Learn more about the Secretariat’s work to advance human rights and dismantle systemic racism in Canada, including anti-Indigenous, anti-Black, and anti-Asian racism as well as Islamophobia and antisemitism.

Related anti-racism resources

Legal instruments and mechanisms
Additional information

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Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat
Department of Canadian Heritage
15 Eddy Street
Gatineau QC  K1A 0M5

1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)
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