Community and Race Relations Committee of Peterborough

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Welcoming community members who are passionate about anti-racism, interested in working to promote equitable race relations locally, and who are available to participate at the level of governance to the CRRC Board of Directors.

About CRRC

The Community and Race Relations Committee of Peterborough (CRRC) is a non-profit community based organization, committed to encouraging positive and equitable race relations in Peterborough through the frameworks of anti-racism and decolonization. CRRC’s strategies are aimed at identifying and eliminating all forms of systemic discrimination, and recognizing the ways in which all forms of oppression intersect with racism. CRRC is available to assist persons or groups on matters relating to racism. CRRC provides advocacy supports, consultation services, and public education initiatives for the purposes of promoting greater understanding of race related issues.

Our Goals are:

·         To promote and implement strategies to encourage positive race relations within the community.

·         To encourage positive race relations through strong partnerships with other agencies, groups and community members.

·         To promote, through educational activities and projects, increased community understanding of racial intolerance and racial disadvantage arising from the institutional and systemic nature of racism.

·         To investigate incidents of racism that are reported to the office, and to take an active role in addressing the issue by providing anti-racist advocacy supports.

·         To establish and maintain a collection of resource material on race relations for public use.

·         To promote and develop a network of community organizations and services interested in the goals and objectives of the CRRC.

·         To provide training to employers and personnel of public and private institutions on anti-racism and race relations.

Board Recruitment

We are looking for new members to join the Board of Directors at CRRC. Potential candidates should have an interest in the area of race relations, and ideally have experience in one of the following areas:



-Public Relations and Public Education

-Fund/Resource Development

-Human Resources


-Working with/in racialized communities

Board Member Expectations:

-Become a member of CRRC

-Act as a representative of the organization

-Attend monthly board meetings as a voting member

-Participate on Board committees

-Participate in strategic, fundraising and board planning

-Assist with community events

-Attend Annual General Meeting

-Commitment to the growth of CRRC

Join us!

CRRC welcomes the contributions that individuals from marginalized communities bring to our organization, and invites all people to the Board including those who are Indigenous, of colour, members of ethnic, cultural and/or faith communities, (im)migrants/ newcomers, women, LGBTQQI2SAP identified folks, single parents, working class and (dis)abled people to apply.


If you are interested in joining the Board, please contact us using the information provided below. We can arrange an in-person or telephone discussion with anyone requesting more details.


Charmaine Magumbe

Chair, Board of Directors

Community and Race Relations Committee

Sadleir House, 751 George St N, Room 204

Peterborough, Ontario, K9H3T2

Phone: 705.304.4318

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 20:19

Anti-Racism Forum and Concert

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In honour of the March 21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) the Community and Race Relations Committee of Peterborough presents a day-long, free, community Anti-Racism Forum as well as an IDERD concert with Chet Singh, who will be promoting his latest album Occupation Nation, with friends from the Peterborough Poetry Collective! Please see the Anti-Racism Forum Agenda and Concert details below.

We are also pleased to announce that Mayor Bennett with the City of Peterborough will be proclaiming the March 21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Anti-Racism Forum
2-8pm at the Peterborough Public Library


2pm – welcome and opening

2:30–4:30pm - Anti-Racism 101 with CRRC
In this interactive workshop we will discuss power and privilege, intersectionality, racism in historical and contemporary contexts in Canada, and anti-racist practices.

4:30-5pm – Break

6pm – The Diversity Rainbow: Where do rural White Canadians Fit into the Picture?
Debbie Harrison will engage participants in exploring their own personal histories for stories of belonging and not belonging. Participants will be able to apply this learning in both their personal and professional lives.

6-6:30 break

6:30-8pm – Narrative journeys towards Decolonization
A facilitated discussion and storytelling circle with Alicia DelMastro and CRRC.

Snacks and refreshments will be available throughout the day.
Please feel free to attend the day in full or in part!

Followed by......

IDERD concert with Chet Singh and friends!
March 21st at The Trend (Trail College)
Doors at 9pm

$5 dollar cover with proceeds going to CRRC
Chet will be promoting his latest album, Occupation Nation.

bio: A founding member of the Dub Poets Collective, and former board member of the Ontario Arts Council, he is recognized as of one of the pioneers of dub poetry and spoken work in Canada. As a human rights activist he also worked with postsecondary educational institutions to change the system from within; Singh was fired or forced to leave all of his human rights positions (except York University). Now a college professor, he recently received several teaching awards for his work on transforming the curriculum including Centennial College’s Board of Governor’s teaching excellence award, the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award for outstanding contributions to teaching, leadership and learning in post-secondary education and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges silver award for teaching excellence.

Singh uses the metaphorical force of music and poetry as a continuum of his activism. He not only seeks to expose injustice, but also explores the ways that we are all implicated in these processes. Jamaican born Singh embraces the creolization processes of the Caribbean and Canada’s diverse cultural landscapes and continues to incorporate various influences such as funk and jazz within the foundational back drop of dub.

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Black History Month 1-2-3 Slam featuring Kay'la Fraser

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Thursday, February 27
at The Spill Bar

$5/ pay-what-you-can
Presented by CRRC in partnership with Peterborough Poetry Collective

Celebrating 20 Years of LEGACY: Community talk with the Official Black History Month Poster series artist Robert Small

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Friday, February 28
Peterborough Public Library (345 Aylmer St)

Free. Accessible Venue. Snacks and Refreshments provided. All ages welcome.

For 20 years, LEGACY Enterprises has been creating multi-cultural posters and book-markers for schools and institutions. In 1994, Small thought of creating a poster that would feature his art in celebration of Black History Month. Small thought of various names such as "The Black Poster", "The Black History Poster" and decided upon the name, "The Official Black History Month Poster". This decision was the right on as it launched Small from an unknown artist to the most well known Canadian artist over the past two decades.

In 2007, Small changed the name of the poster series to "LEGACY" and elevated the poster's reach and visibility. In that same year, the poster reached new heights by being posted in every branch of the BMO becoming the first true national campaign celebrating the achievements of African-Canadians.

For more information on LEGACY enterprises, visit

Presented by Community & Race Relations Committee (CRRC) and the Afrocentric Awareness Network of the Kawarthas (AANK).

We are grateful to the Department of Canadian Studies at Trent / Trent Cast as well as the New Canadians Centre for their sponsorships.


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