Who are we

The Anti-Racist Cooperation (ARC) Hub is a dedicated coordination secretariat and a resource center for the sector: the ARC Hub is hosted by Cooperation Canada and funded by Global Affairs Canada. Our goal is to help Canadian international development and humanitarian organizations improve their ability integrate anti-racism and intersectional feminism into their work in the creation of resources, knowledge sharing spaces, networks of support and trainings.   


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People Centered
Building community will be the root of our success in anti-racism in the sector. The ARC Hub will bring together organizations, colleagues, partners, vendors, and volunteers, specifically including the experiences of people affected by what is often a lack of anti-racist thought and principles.
The work of the ARC Hub will remain flexible, responding to the needs of the international cooperation sector. In Annual reports on sector progress will inform robust and malleable processes and tools to support our collective growth. This feedback loop allows us to collect and analyze data against established benchmarks. This will be fundamental to making sure our work is up to date, responsive and we are consciously informing the sector and improving our ability to grow the impact of the ARC Hub
We aim to do our work in collaboration with the sector. Within the ARC Hub, we know that people are our most significant resource – in the sector and beyond. We are excited to explore how we can learn from and resource each other to build a better sector.
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ARC x VIDEA Training Session: Program & Programming

There are plenty of ways that organizations communicate their values and ideals. It’s why finding ways to integrate anti-racist principles into how we do and think about our programming methodologies is crucial to good outcomes and safe engagement. We hope to engage the sector in pushing past current narratives and building innovative and equitable programming. How to allow anti-racist principles to permeate all that we do, how we structure our training plans, resource provision, partnerships, our engagement, who speaks on issues, how and what knowledge is shared etc.

Read arc reports

2022 Annual Report

This 2022 annual progress report - Collective Commitment: Sustaining Efforts Towards Anti-Racist Change in Canada’s International Cooperation Sector - follows up on the 2021 report in an effort to encourage progress and maintain accountability for sector commitments towards dismantling racism in Canada’s work in international cooperation.

Anti-racism Framework

The Anti-racisme Framework is a starting point for Canada’s international cooperation sector to inform its approach to anti-racism in a collective and proactive way – one that leaves room for collaboration, knowledge sharing and continuous learning.

The Framework should not be considered an achievement but an inclusive springboard for future anti-racism efforts.

2021 ARC Annual Report

The "Collective Commitment: Emergin Anti-Racist Practice for Canadian International Cooperation" acts as the inaugural baseline report to assess the extent of anti-racism efforts in Canada’s international cooperation sector and build collaborative and evidence-based strategies to promote human rights, achieve equitable outcomes and address the sector’s legacy of racial bias.