About Us

Hamilton Anti-Racism Resource Centre event
Hamilton, Ontario Mayor HARRC event

Our Approach

The idea for the Hamilton Anti-Racism Resource Centre (HARRC) originated from an anti-racism symposium in 2003 and subsequent symposiums in 2006 and 2010 held by the City of Hamilton Committee Against Racism (CAR). The centre arose from community member needs for a resource to address issues facing Hamilton related to racism and discrimination.  The Hamilton Citizenship Committee Report provided data from various focus groups completed between 2012 and 2013 to confirm the need for this resource.  In support of the pilot project, The City of Hamilton has partnered with McMaster University and the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion (HCCI).

Hamilton City Council approved a three-year pilot project in 2015 and HARRC officially opened in April 2018. HARRC is a CAR initiative which lead to a collaborative partnership amongst McMaster University, The City of Hamilton, and the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion (HCCI).


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