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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.

Capturing the Pulse of the Nation March 21 2020

Capturing the Pulse of the Nation March 21 2020
The CRRF, in partnership with the Association of Canadian Studies, have since 2017 published a number of reports that aim at “Capturing the Pulse of the Nation” on issues of racism and discrimination.

Our current report focusses on the state of race relations in Canada, in particular, the problems of racism and discrimination, and the state of inter-group relations as perceived by members of the Asian community. This focus is timely as it coincides with the global spread and impact of COVID-19 virus and instances of stigmatization of this community.

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COVID-19 Notice

COVID-19 Notice
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is a federal crown corporation dedicated to the facilitation of the development of sharing and application of knowledge and expertise to contribute to the elimination of racism and all forms of racial discrimination in Canadian society.

We do this by bringing people together and providing educational resources and events for the public. For this reason, the emergence of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic concerns us very deeply and we are also doing our part in slowing the spread of the virus.

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Perceptions of Discrimination against Women in the Workplace

Perceptions of Discrimination against Women in the Workplace
Nearly half of immigrant visible minority women say that they often or sometimes encountered discrimination at their place of work because of the color of their skin. This is one of several key findings from a detailed survey of gender equality done the Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. Released in the aftermath of International Women's Day on March 8, the study is entitled "Gender equality and beyond" and looks at how discrimination often rises when gender intersects with visible minority and immigrant status.

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The CRRF welcomes Raymond Tynes as a member of the Foundation's Board of Directors

The CRRF welcomes Raymond Tynes as a member of the Foundation's Board of Directors
The CRRF welcomes Raymond Tynes to the Foundation as an addition to the Board of Directors effective March 4, 2020 for a term of three years. Tynes is currently a Commissioner with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.

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Statement of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation on COVID-19

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation expresses its concern at the response from some Canadians to the appearance of the COVID-19, commonly known as the Coronavirus.

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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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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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