One of the main challenges confronting the CRRF is to gauge the national pulse with regard to the state of race relations in the country. Under this initiative, and in co-operation with the Association for Canadian Studies, the CRRF supports an annual survey on issues related to race relations, human rights and Canadian identity.
2017: The 2017 Capturing the Pulse of the Nation survey was done in conjunction with the Association for Canadian Studies, and built upon our past work with them to gauge whether positive opinions towards certain groups had changed over the last four years.
2015: With various partners and, in particular, with the Association for Canadian Studies, the CRRF will continue to research issues related to inter-group relations, attitudes toward various vulnerable groups, religious diversity, immigration and Canadian identity.
2014: This year's focus was on religious diversity, racism and attitudes to intergroup relations. The results confirmed the Foundation's current focus, and added significance to its programs highlighting the concept of a shared Canadian identity, building bridges among the various groups in our country, and encouraging citizenship based on equality, mutual respect and civility.