TORONTO, May 24, 2011 – Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Race Relations Foundation
Do Canadians intend to complete the 2011 long-form census?
Do they understand why it’s important?
Do they trust the government with the information they provide?
Insight into these vital questions will be offered from a detailed national survey conducted by the firm Leger Marketing for the Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Race Relations Foundation.
To mark the International Day for the Prevention of Racial Discrimination, the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and the Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration (a division of the Association for Canadian Studies) released findings from a new national survey on people’s attitudes towards religious, racial and aboriginal groups in Canada, relations between communities and contact with selected minorities. Read More
Almost two in three Canadians report they are "worried" about a rise in racism. Concerns about racism and discrimination against particular groups such as Muslims, Aboriginal Peoples, immigrants and Jews vary greatly from one group to another. Read More
Racism remains a problem with which many nations continue to grapple. Understanding the views of the population around racism and its incidence is an issue crucial to the well-being of societies like Canada where a vast majority of newcomers identify as a visible minority and where visible minorities will constitute an increasingly important percentage of the population. Read More