Vision and Mission
The purpose of the CRRF, as defined by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation Act 1991, is "to facilitate throughout Canada the development, sharing and application of knowledge and expertise in order to contribute to the elimination of racism and all forms of racial discrimination in Canadian society.
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation will be the leading voice and agent of change in the advance towards the elimination of racism and all forms of racial discrimination, and the promotion of Canadian identity, belonging and the mutuality of citizenship rights and responsibilities for a more harmonious Canada.
The Foundation will:
- Advance an understanding of, and develop approaches to, harmonious race relations and the elimination of racial discrimination;
- Strengthen Canadian identity as it refers to democratic principles of inherent human dignity, equality, fairness, and justice, which inform its work;
- Expand its clearinghouse and initiatives to inform national policies and public conversation, and
- Facilitate the discussions and conduct further research on race relations and mutual respect.
The work of the Foundation is premised on the desire to create and nurture an inclusive society based on equity, social harmony, mutual respect and human dignity. Its underlying principle in addressing racism and racial discrimination emphasizes positive race relations and the promotion of shared Canadian values of human rights and democratic institutions. It strives to coordinate and cooperate with all sectors of society, and develop partnerships with relevant agencies and organizations at the local, provincial and national levels.