PICS Anti-Racism Project provides an opportunity to youth aged 13 to 25 years of all cultural, religious, and gender-based backgrounds in Surrey and Delta to confront racism and discrimination online and in the community; promote digital literacy, and curb online hate; promote intercultural and interfaith understanding; and, engaging youth in discussions on multiculturalism and diversity that will build an understanding of the disparities and challenges faced by local youth and their families belonging to racialized and/or religious minority groups. The Intercultural Youth Anti-Racism Awareness Program (IYARAP) is a one-year program funded by the Federal Government of Canada..

Program Benefits

  • Gain Volunteering Experience
  • Training to champion Anti-Racism & Anti-Hate messaging
  • Awareness of racism and discrimination among youth in the community & online
  • Educate and empower peers and other community members to recognize and respond to racism & discrimination
  • Provide knowledge about resources available to report and address racism & discrimination

Program Eligibility

  • Residents of Surrey and Delta
  • Youth between 13-25 year

Program Activities

Youth Anti-Racism Exhibition

Led by Youth Ambassadors, Youth Anti-Racism Exhibition will feature youth-created art to generate dialogue about racism. This exhibition will be shared with community members, service providers, local officials, law enforcement personnel, and members of the public.

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Youth Anti-Racism Ambassador

Youth Anti-Racism Ambassador Program is created to champion Anti-racism and Anti-hate messaging to mobilize the youth peers and community members. Selected five youth participants from the YOUTH FORUM will plan and hold the Anti-Racism Exhibition, engage with exhibitors, Speakers and participate in Anti-Racism Awareness Project Activities.

Youth Anti-Racism Forum

The Youth Anti-Racism Forum held in August 2022, emphasized educating youth to discuss the Topics of Racism and Discrimination. How it is perpetuated online, and in communities; how to recognize and combat online hate and racism; and, ways to empower youth to overcome the effects of racism and discrimination both online and in the community

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