Calgary Centre for Culture, Equity and Diversity

The goal of the Calgary Centre for Culture, Equity and Diversity is to work towards a just society through the elimination of racial discrimination and stereotyping in a way which is collaborative and promotes both societal harmony and acceptance.

The Calgary Centre for Culture, Equity and Diversity (CCCED) is an organization dedicated to enabling leaders, practitioners and citizens to be more effective in their diversity work. CCCED delivers a range of diversity development services to individuals and organizations including:

  • networking
  • partnership building
  • training
  • resource library of best practices
  • advocacy support
  • events
  • community dialogue

CCCED’s approach is based on an integrated and grounded approach to diversity that focuses exclusively on concerns of race and culture. Its work is supported by its deep networks with people from diverse cultures living in Calgary and the years of experience of its professional staff.

CCCED is a registered charitable society.

Dear Friends and Supporters:
The Calgary Centre for Culture, Equity and Diversity will cease to exist with effect from June, 30th 2014 due to a lack of funding to continue its work. We have been privileged to serve the Calgary/Alberta/Canada community since 1992 and regret that we are no longer in a financial position to continue our work. The Website/FB/Twitter accounts will be dismantled at the same time. Good luck to all my colleagues who continue working to eliminate racism and discrimination - the road is not easy! Thank you all for your support. Sincerely, Vilma Dawson (Executive Director)

Volunteer

Membership fee, if any, in the society shall be determined, from time to time, by the members at a general meeting. Currently, there is no membership fee but this is under review by the Board. 
 
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Resources

Resources, Educational materials and modules.

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Events

From the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to Financial Literacy for New Immigrants Workshops to Human Right Days, CCCED is an active participant of cultural and community events in Calgary.

Events ›

ABOUT CCCED

The Calgary Centre for Culture, Equity and Diversity (CCCED) is an organization dedicated to enabling leaders, practitioners and citizens to be more effective in their diversity work. CCCED delivers a range of diversity development services to individuals and organizations including:

  • networking
  • partnership building
  • training
  • resource library of best practices
  • advocacy support
  • events
  • community dialogue

CCCED’s approach is based on an integrated and grounded approach to diversity that focuses exclusively on concerns of race and culture. Its work is supported by its deep networks with people from diverse cultures living in Calgary and the years of experience of its professional staff.

CCCED is a registered charitable society.

Our objectives are:


  • To promote racial equality through collaboration with government and other non-governmental organizations engaged in fostering racial harmony and in eliminating racial discrimination.
  • To actively engage in research, public awareness enhancement, civic engagement and education in order to promote cross-cultural understanding and an appreciation of diversity.
  • To establish, maintain and deliver programs that promote systemic change throughout Canadian society—in government, media, civil society, boardrooms and schools—in order to bring about an end to racist and discriminatory practices.
  • To facilitate the promotion of positive and effective race relations and cultural diversity practices by assisting community, municipal and provincial programs through active participation, provision of resource materials, collaborations and partnerships.
  • To strive for a time in Canada when an organization such as CCCED is no longer needed—a time when cultural diversity, religious and ethnic differences, diverse practices and traditions are fully accepted as part of the fabric of Canadian society.
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