Organizing Against Racism & Hate

The Organizing Against Racism and Hate (OARH) program was established in 2001 to support a coordinated community approach to counter racism and hate activity in B.C.  OARH members are leaders in anti-racism and multiculturalism work around the province. There are 36 communities listed as OARH members in British Columbia and all have:

  • An established community partnership of organizations or individuals that actively develop community capacity and skills, foster community engagement, and build community sustainability plans to address racism and hate.
  • An agreed protocol on how to respond to an incident of racism in their community.
  • A responsibility to provide an annual summary of incidents of racism observed or reported in their community.

OARH Communities Map

100 Mile House
Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre.
486 Birch Ave.,
100 Mile House, BC  V0K 2E0
250 395-5155
Email

Penticton
Penticton & District Multicultural Society
340 Ellis Street,
Penticton, BC  V2A 4L7
250 492-6299
Email

Abbotsford
Abbotsford Community Services
2420 Montrose Ave.,
Abbotsford, BC  V2S 3S9
604 859-7681
Email

Port Alberni
Port Alberni Friendship Centre
3555 4th Avenue
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 4H3
250 723-8281
Email

Burnaby
Burnaby Family Life
102 – 2101 Holdom Avenue
Burnaby, BC
604 659-2208
Email

Powell River
Powell River Diversity Initiative
103 - 4511 Marine Avenue,
Powell River, BC  V8A 2K5
604 485-2004
Email

Campbell River
Multicultural and Immigrant Services Association of North Vancouver Island
A114 - 740 Robron Road,
Campbell River, BC  V9W 6J7
250 830-0171
Email

Prince George
Immigrant & Multicultural Service Society
1270 – 2nd Ave., 
Prince George, BC  V2L 3B3
250 562-2900
Email

Courtenay/Comox Valley
Community Justice Centre of the Comox Valley
Suite C-2 - 450 8th Street,
Courtenay, BC  V9N 1N5
250 334-8101
Email  

Prince Rupert
North Coast Immigrant and Multiculturalism Services Society
120 - 101 1st Ave. East,
Prince Rupert, BC  V8J 3X4
250 624-6986 or 250 622-2915
Email

Cranbrook
Cranbrook and District Community Justice Society
#210, 125 10th Avenue South
PO Box 533 Stn Main
Cranbrook, BC  V1C 4J1
250 489-8999 or 250-489-9622
Email

Revelstoke
Okanagan College
1401 - 1st Street West,
Revelstoke, BC  V0E 2S0
250 837-4235, Ext. 6503
Email

Dawson Creek
Dawson Creek Literacy Society
929 - 102 Ave.,
Dawson Creek, BC  V1G 2B5
250 782-4211
Email

Richmond
Richmond Multicultural Community Services
210 - 7000 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond BC V6Y 3Z5
604 279-7160
Email

Delta
Deltassist Family and Community Services
9097 120 Street,
Delta, BC  V4C 6R7
604 594 3455
Email

Salmon Arm (Shuswap Region)
Shuswap Settlement Services Society
371 Hudson Ave. NE,
P.O. Box 304,
Salmon Arm, BC  V1E 4N3
250 804-2726
Email

Duncan/Cowichan Valley
Cowichan Intercultural Society
321 St. Julien Street
Duncan, BC  V9L 3S5
250 748-3112
Email

Smithers
Bulkley Valley Social Planning Society
Box 579,
Telkwa BC  V0J 2X0
250 877-0042
Toll Free 1-866-877-0042
Email

Fernie
Elk Valley Métis Association
Box 933,
Fernie, BC  V0B 1M0
250 423-4833
Email

Sunshine Coast
Wit Works Ltd.
Box 1381,
Sechelt, BC  V0N 3A0
604 885-0651
Email

Fort St. James
Community Arts Council of Fort St. James
PO Box 846
Fort St. James, BC  V0J 1P0
250 996-4321
Email

Surrey

MOSAIC  (Multi-Lingual Orientation Service Association for Immigrant Communities)
5575 Boundary Road,
Vancouver, B.C. V5R 2P9
604 254 9626
Email

Hope
Free Rein Associates
P.O. Box 998
895 Third Ave.,
Hope, BC  V0X 1L0
604 869-2279
Email

Terrace
Skeena Diversity Society
4617 Lazelle Ave., PO Box 665
Terrace, BC  V8G 1S3
250 615-6892
Email

Houston
Houston Link to Learning Society
PO Box 1294
Houston, BC  V0J 1Z0
250 845-2727
Email

Tricity (Coquitlam)
S.U.C.C.E.S.S Tricities Service Centre
2058 – 1163 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam BC V3B 8A9
604-408-7267
Email

Kamloops
Kamloops Immigrant Services
448 Tranquille Road,
Kamloops, BC  V2B 3H2
778 470-6101
Email

Vancouver
Association of Neighbourhood Houses BC
203-3102 Main Street
Vancouver, BC  V5T 3G7
604 875-9111
Email

Kelowna
Kelowna Community Resources
620 Leon Avenue,
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 9T2
250 763-8008, Ext. 124
Email

Vanderhoof
Nechako Healthy Community Alliance
Box 1881,
Vanderhoof,  BC  V0J 3A0
250 567-9773 
Email

Kitimat
Tamtik Status of Women
350-370 City Centre,
Kitimit, BC  V8C 1T6
250 632 8787
Email

Vernon
Social Planning Council for the
North Okanagan
3105 33rd Street,
Vernon, BC  V1T 9P7
250 540-8572
Email
Langley
Langley Community Services Society
5339 207th Street,
Langley, BC  V3A 2E6
604 534-7921
Email
Victoria
Victoria Immigrant and Refuge Centre (VIRCS)
1004 North Park Street,
Victoria, BC V8T 1C6
250 361-9433
Email

Nanaimo
Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society
101-319 Selby St.,
Nanaimo, BC  V9R 2R4
250 753-6911
Email

Williams Lake
Canadian Mental Health Association Cariboo Chilcotin Branch
51 Fourth Ave. South,
Williams Lake, BC  V2G 1J6
250 398-8220
Email