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Calgary's Anti-Racism strategic plan

The City of Calgary Anti-Racism Strategic Plan

This strategy sets the foundation for unmasking and eliminating systemic racism that is deeply rooted in the fabric of our society.

Download the City of Calgary Anti-Racism Strategic Plan

Our mission

To take actions to remove systemic racism in Calgary through education, engagement, collaboration, and policy changes.

Message from Mayor Jyoti Gondek


The path towards becoming an anti-racist city is a difficult one, where entrenched systems and processes must be challenged and replaced.

Mayor Jyoti Gondek

Guiding principles


  • Adopting an anti-colonial lens

  • Advancing and advocating for racial equity and racial justice

  • Amplifying transformative engagement

  • Applying intersectionality

  • Centring lived and living experiences

  • Monitoring and evaluating for accountability

Areas of focus


Our journey

Weaving collective stories and experiences of the impact of systemic racism has demonstrated the need for The City of Calgary to deepen its commitment to become an anti-racist organization. The process of becoming an anti-racist organization has been a journey that involved  a call to action, learning, relearning, unlearning, and engagement.

Key events and achievements:

  • Petition signed by 70,000 calling for public hearing on systemic racism -  June 2020
  • Notice of Motion - June 2020
  • 3-day public hearing - July 7-9, 2020
  • Anti-Racism Action Committee established - October 2020
  • Anti-Racism Program established - March 2021
  • Community engagement - 2021-2022
  • Employee engagement - 2021-2022
  • Racial Equity Assessment Model - 2021
  • United Against Racism - Hearing the Voice of Youth – March 2022
  • Public safety engagement - Septmeber 2022 - June 2023
  • 21-day Anti-Racism Challenge - September 2022
  • Council update - January 2023
  • The City of Calgary Anti-Racism Strategic Plan 2023-2027 (This is where we are)

Documents for download


  • The City of Calgary Anti-Racism Strategic Plan 2023–2027

  • The City of Calgary Anti-Racism Strategic Framework 2023–2027

    The strategic framework is also available in other languages. See below.

  • Community Anti-Racism Action Strategy - Executive Summary

  • Community Anti-Racism Action Strategy

  • The City of Calgary Organizational Anti-Racism Action Strategy

  • Public Safety Action Strategy Executive Summary

  • The City of Calgary Anti-Racism Maturity Model

The City of Calgary Anti-Racism Strategic Framework 2023–2027 is available in the following languages:

Arabic | Blackfoot | Chinese-Simplified | Chinese-Traditional | Cree | Farsi | French-Ca |  Oromo | Pashto | Punjabi |
Tigrinya | Vietnamese

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