British Columbia's Official Faith Community Convener
The Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network operates in more than 50 communities across the province. We see a future free from racism and hate. Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network is bringing communities together to do the hard work and make this vision a reality. The Resilience BC Hub, is funded by the Province of BC and managed by the Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society, provides support and coordination services to the network.
We recognize the impact of systemic racism and the damage it inflicts everyday. We educate to understand each other, our histories, and contributions to society. We work to break down systems that perpetuate prejudice, discrimination, inequity, and exclusion.
We recognize that each person in our community has a role to play in eliminating racism and hate; from the person in a position of power, to the bystander who witnesses an incident of hate. Everyone is responsible and everyone must be accountable. The Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network exists for you. You are not alone in this fight.
The Resilience BC Community Conveners Pilot Project will advance dialogue and support initiatives that address critical issues that have been highlighted in 2020, especially anti-Indigenous, anti-Asian and anti-Black racism, and hate focused on faith communities.
The Community Conveners will work within the structure of the Resilience BC Program, enabling them to engage specific communities while also working in coordination with the Ministry and the Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network’s Hub and Spokes.