National Acadian Day, officially observed on August 15 since 2003, was first set by Acadian leaders as a day of celebration in 1881. On August 15th at 17:55, Tintamarre (noisemaker gatherings) will resonate throughout Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick…
TORONTO, June 30, 2015 / CNW / – The period of celebration starting from National Aboriginal Day, followed by Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day and Canadian Multiculturalism Day will culminate tomorrow with the festivities surrounding Canada Day. The CRRF encourages all Canadians to take the opportunity…
I had found my woman of valor in an everlasting friendship with Tanya Khan. We were the three musketeers of interfaith activism: Tanya, a devout Muslim, Rev. Cathy Gibbs, an Anglican priest, and me, a Jew. We, so different, yet…
Join the CRRF and Whitehorse community partners in an exploration of what it means to be Canadian in 2015 – and 2025! Read More
Through collaboration with communities, organizations and people across Canada, the CRRF works to promote a deeper sense of Canadian identity for all Canadians by strengthening our understanding and acceptance of Canadian values, promoting Canadian identity and recognizing the responsibilities of good citizenship.
September 2015 – With summer winding down, CRRF activities are gearing up for a busy fall season and beyond. The next round of Cross-Canada Workshops begins in Edmonton on September 9 – and on September 10, the Living Together Symposia series kicks off in Whitehorse. The third roundtable in the six-city tour, The Urban Agenda takes place as the culminating session of ONE: The Mayor's National Summit on Racial Inclusion being held on September 17 & 18 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Then on to the Maritimes and Saskatchewan in October – and Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia, in November!
These events are part of the ever-deepening conversations the CRRF is holding around Canadian value – thanks to the growing circle of people who are joining us in this important dialogue.
Through our recent survey, Report on Canadian Values, we have identified the core Canadian values that Canadians across this country hold dear. These values are the critical ties that can bring us all together and can fulfill the promises diversity offers. It is the values we share that ground us as we face the challenges of today and it is these values that will guide us along the path of social harmony towards policies and programs that best reflect our shared values.
Think of a racist-based incident that you heard about or might have recently experienced: the perpetrator’s goal is often to try to divide us. However, if we focus on our similarities, our shared values, and our shared responsibilities – we will be achieving the promises Canada’s diversity offers.
I hope you can join us as the conversation continues and deepens.
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