Racial Advocacy for Inclusion, Solidarity and Equity (RAISE)


"Racial Advocacy for Inclusion, Solidarity and Equity" (RAISE) is a student-led Federation of Students service launching in the Winter 2019 term. RAISE serves to address racism and xenophobia on the University of Waterloo campus with initiatives reflective of RAISE's three pillars of Education and Advocacy, Peer-to-Peer Support, and Community Building. The initiatives include but are not limited to: formal means to report and confront racism, accessible and considerate peer-support, and organization of social events to cultivate both an uplifting and united community.

How it Works

RAISE acts in partnership with the University of Waterloo to publicly acknowledge and effortfully create resolution to the impacts of racial discrimination, using an anti-oppression approach to dismantle systematic barriers that limit the success and affect the experiences of students on campus.


Student Life Centre
RM 2141
200 University Ave West Waterloo,
ON N2L 3G1