SHIFT Conference

SHIFT: Taking action against racism


More than ever, we need to connect, witness and take action for a better tomorrow.  

Join us as we explore the cultural, social, political and legal dimensions of racism – and how our actions can contribute to reducing racism in our communities, institutions and systems.     


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About us

Meet all the amazing individuals who made SHIFT possible.

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Anti-Racism Statement

SHIFT endeavours to create an anti-racist, anti-colonial space for healing, discussion and unlearning.

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Community Guidelines

Guidelines and group agreements for SHIFT participants. 

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Resources & Support

Curated list of Indigenous-focused funding opportunities, community spaces and other local resources. 


Provides free and confidential services, including Stopping the Violence counselling, multicultural victim services, support groups for immigrant and refugee women, the Men in Change program, and legal advocacy for refugees and immigrants. 

Contact: 604-254-9626  


Emotional Support, Crisis Response and Suicide Safety - free, confidential and low barrier. 

24/7 phone support: 

  • 1 800 SUICIDE (1 800 784 2433) 

  • 310 6789 (no area code) 

Online support (noon–1am): 


24-hour help line that provides callers with information and referrals for BC crisis lines, social services, community programs and more. 

Call: 211


Provides information and referral services to all victims of crime, and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence. 

Toll-free, B.C.-wide telephone help line, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 1 800 563 0808  


Provides free counselling and support groups for LGBTQ2S people in B.C. 

Contact: 604 684 5307 ext. 100 

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Supports LGBTQ2S+ South Asians and their friends and families by providing education, outreach and more. 


Local Black Lives Matter chapter supporting Black communities in B.C., fundraising to aid marginalized groups, giving a platform to Black voices and more. 



Crown Corporation fighting racism in Canada by disseminating knowledge, raising public awareness, working with other organizations and more. 


Provides a directory of BIPOC therapists.