The Urban Alliance on Race Relations is a non-profit charitable organization that works primarily and proactively with the community, public and private sectors to provide educational programs and research, which are critical in addressing racism in society.

The Urban Alliance was formed in 1975 by a group of concerned Toronto citizens.

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Empowering Black youth to change the world

Empowering Black youth to change the world

This isn’t about optics, or even representation for its own sake. Making sure that people with deep roots in Black community are in decision-making spaces is how we ensure that the substance, shape and details of what government does reflects Black experiences. It also builds connections between Black communities and institutions — the kind that let Black people know there is someone they can trust and call who will have their back in rooms they might not get to be in.

Report spotlights how frontline Toronto police are using new Tasers

Report spotlights how frontline Toronto police are using new Tasers

"This is just putting more deadly weapons in the hands of police," said Nigel Barriffe, chair of the Urban Alliance on Race Relations, adding that he believes money spent on Tasers — about $1 million to date — could be better used elsewhere.

Hate crimes reached all-time high in 2017, Statistics Canada says

Hate crimes reached all-time high in 2017, Statistics Canada says

"Brittany Andrew-Amofah, of the Toronto-based Urban Alliance on Race Relations, said the increase in hate crimes is making communities feel less safe.

"It's time for political leaders to unequivocally speak out against hate and intolerance and in support of a multicultural society where everyone feels safe to participate and contribute," she said in a news release."

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