Our organization

Who we are

The Racialized and Indigenous Faculty Alliance (RIFA) is a group of self-identified Black, Indigenous, or racialized faculty and instructors from across Carleton University. Formed in 2020, our mandate is to foster mutual support and solidarity for Alliance members.

What we do

  • Create spaces for solidarity and networking among members.
  • Share support resources that address systemic racism, as well as anti-racist and anti-oppression methodologies in the workplace and in the classroom.
  • Promote professional development by providing research support and mentorship for early career members.
  • Organize and participate in events and workshops that identify, challenge, and discuss issues around inequity and inclusion.

How we’re organized

We currently have approximately 60 members and always welcome new ones! Our members are supported by a volunteer steering committee—eight faculty and instructors from a range of disciplines at Carleton. Please don’t hesitate to contact any of them with your questions or suggestions.


Our initiatives