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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.

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 Webinars: Race Relations in Canada 2019 - A Survey of Canadian Public Opinion and Experience

CRRF Webinars: Race Relations in Canada 2019 - A Survey of Canadian Public Opinion and Experience
Canada is one of the most ethnically and racially diverse societies on the planet, and steadily becoming more so over time. At the same time, racism and discrimination remains an underlying reality in Canada, and people with racialized identities and backgrounds face ongoing challenges, both at a personal and an institutional level. The state of race relations in Canada today is not a single story.

In 2019 the Canadian Race Relations Foundation partnered with the Environics Institute for Survey Research to conduct a landmark study of race relations in Canada, which focuses on Canadians’ attitudes, perceptions and experiences as they pertain to important dimensions of race relations.

This survey – the first of its kind in Canada - is national in scope and includes significant representation of the country’s largest racial groups (Chinese, Black, South Asian, and Indigenous Peoples) in order to reflect the perspectives of racialized and non-racialized Canadians. The webinar will feature a presentation of the survey results by the study’s director, Dr. Keith Neuman, followed by Q and A.

When: December 16, 2019 at 10am EST

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CRRF presents at the Canadian Ethnic Media Association's Awards Gala

November 15th - The CRRF's Executive Director Lilian MA recently presented at the CEMA Awards Gala, awarding the winners of the Television Documentary Award.

Erick Nettle, Karene Nettle and Sarah Brodie, producers of "The Healing Portraits Project".

The CRRF also extends it's congratulations to Jean Augustine, winner of the Seirhey Khmara Ziniak Award for lifetime achievement in the advancement of multiculturalism, presented by CEMA Chair, Madeline Ziniak.

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We are Canada

We are Canada
Taha Ghayyur
Visionary and Muslim community leader


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

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Recap: 2018-2019 CRRF Annual Public Meeting

Recap: 2018-2019 CRRF Annual Public Meeting
Toronto, ON -
On Saturday, November 2nd 2019 the Canadian Race Relations Foundation hosted its 22nd Annual Public Meeting. The general public was invited to attend as CRRF staff, volunteers, consultants and executive leadership addressed the public and highlighted some of the achievements from the foundation’s past twelve months, as laid out in its 2018-19 Annual Report.


The CRRF Executive Director Lilian Ma greets guests with a Land Acknowledgment and recaps the Foundations ongoing programs.

The Foundation's Chairperson, Teresa Woo-Paw, looks at the challenges ahead and thanks the Finance & Audit Committee for their Financial Report.

Full video recap coming soon.

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Read our 2018-2019 Annual Report

Read our 2018-2019 Annual Report
Read the CRRF 2018-2019 Annual Report, wherein we reflect on the challenges of the last year.

With the increase of hate speech and technological disrupters, we must soldier on and work for a Canada with improved race relations.

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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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Canadian Anti-Racism Action Program

The Department of Canadian Heritage is launching a call for funding applications for the new Anti-Racism Action Program, which will provide funding for projects that help address barriers to employment, justice and social participation among Indigenous Peoples, racialized communities and religious minorities.

The deadline to submit an application for funding is December 17, 2019.

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Call for Papers Blackness in Canada Policy Networking Conference

Blackness in Canada Policy Networking Conference is inviting proposals (approximately 1-3 pages) for papers for this policy dialogue. Proposals should address at least one of the four themes and related questions concerning Blackness in Canada. Read more for details.

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