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The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is Canada's leading agency
dedicated to the elimination of racism and all forms of racial discrimination in Canadian society.

Canadian Race Relations Marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Every year, we pause on the 27th of January and reflect upon our shared and dark history. On that day, units of the Red Army liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp. In the years since, Auschwitz, has become symbolic not only of the Holocaust – the murder of 6 million Jewish men, women and children – but of the dangers of unchecked hatred and extremism. Since 2005, the United Nations has declared the day to be an occasion to remember not only the Jewish victims of the Nazi regime, but millions more who were considered by the Nazis to be inferior.

CRRF is engaging in two special events marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day...

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CRRF Webinars: The Blurring of a Genocide: Indigenous Peoples in Canada and the Challenge of Conciliation

CRRF Webinars: The Blurring of a Genocide: Indigenous Peoples in Canada and the Challenge of Conciliation
The release, in 2015, of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was notable in many ways. One of those was the clear statement that governments of Canada had engaged in a cultural genocide against Indigenous Peoples.

In this webinar, Dr. MacDonald will begin by exploring different definitions of genocide in international and domestic contexts. He will draw on the 19th century “clearing of the plains”, the establishment of the Residential School system, the “sixties scoop” and the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, in order to consider ways in which we can best engage in the study of genocide against Indigenous Peoples from within a Canadian context, and thereby move towards true conciliation with Canada’s Indigenous Peoples.

When: February 6, 2020, 3 pm EST

Where: Via Webex

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CRRF Webinars: Building Inclusive Organizations

CRRF Webinars: Building Inclusive Organizations
Diversity is a fact. The question of diversity is part of the debate, the conversation, about our democracy and our national identity. Diversity is an unavoidable reality. Inclusion, however, is a choice. The gestures of inclusion, those we ask and those we do not ask, are choices that each of us makes.

Inclusion is the key to deploy our potential. The gestures of inclusion that one can ask are a variety almost infinite, actions, words, looks. These gestures demonstrate to our colleagues, our neighbors and our youth that inclusion is voluntary, intentional and planned. The webinar Building Inclusive Organizations will define concrete actions that could help Canadian companies become more inclusive.

Please note that this is webinar will be conducted in the French language.

When: Mach 11, 2020, 11 am EST

Where:Via Webex

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Race Relations in Canada 2019

Race Relations in Canada 2019
Toronto, December 10th.

In the spirit of improving Canadian race relations the CRRF annouces the release of a ground-breaking new survey.


Full report and data tables now available: Race Relations in Canada Survey 2019

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We are Canada

We are Canada
Jean-François Bergeron / Enviro Foto
The genesis of the Nous sommes le Canada - We are Canada project


The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is proud to present the project Nous sommes le Canada - We are Canada

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CRRF Public Service Announcement

Canada's new anti-racism strategy

Canada's new anti-racism strategy
The announcement of Canada’s new anti-racism strategy, Building a Foundation for Change: Canada's Anti-Racism Strategy 2019–2022, provides an important roadmap for the ongoing fight against racism and discrimination.

The establishment of a federal Anti-Racism Secretariat and a commitment to a partnership between the federal, provincial and territorial governments bodes well for progress towards a more inclusive public service and progress towards equity in employment, social participation and justice. We look forward to working with the government, the public sector and the wider community to move forward on the targets of the strategy.

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