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.
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.
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
-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
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.
Chair, Board of Directors
Community and Race Relations Committee
Sadleir House, 751 George St N, Room 204
Peterborough, Ontario, K9H3T2