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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.
Celebrating Canadian Jewish stories: Jewish Heritage Month 2022
Every May, Canada celebrates Jewish Heritage Month - an opportunity to learn about Jewish heritage and the community’s significant contributions to Canada.
In recognition of this month, the CRRF has partnered with the team at Ontario Jewish Archives, as well as with David S. Koffman, the J.Richard Shiff Chair for the Study of Canadian Jewry at York University’s Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies to share the stories of Jewish Canadian trailblazers and their milestones.
We’re pleased to share two exclusively-produced videos that tell the story of fascinating, little-known stories of Canadian Jewish history.
Hate and white supremacy are poisons that flow across borders
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) expresses its sincere condolences to the families of the victims in the mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket this past weekend.
Bonjour Chai Live! A live podcast recording in partnership with The Canadian Race Relations Foundation
Join the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and Jewish Living Lab as we explore the dynamics of Jewish identities in our first live Podcast!
Canadian Race Relations Foundation and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities: Partnership to Advance Anti-Racism, Equity and Inclusion
Today, the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) announced the launch of a collaboration to better advance anti-racism, equity and inclusion (AREI) across municipalities in Canada.
CRRF welcomes its newest team members!
We welcome Ohana Oliveira, our new Director of Programs and Outreach and Fatma Hassan, our new Director of Public Policy!
Presence, place, power: Celebrating Asian Heritage Month 2022
Join the CRRF as we celebrate Asian Heritage Month this May! It is a time to celebrate the historical presence of Asian Canadian communities, their central place in nation building, and the powerful ways in which they continue to participate in Canadian society today!
Trailblazers and milestones: Celebrating Jewish Heritage Month 2022
Jewish Heritage Month provides all Canadians with the opportunity to learn about the profound contributions of Jewish Canadians to Canada. The CRRF is pleased to be supporting this important opportunity for cross-cultural dialogue and understanding.
Celebrating Canada's Sikh Heritage Month
Join the CRRF and Sikh Heritage BC as we take a virtual tour of the Sikh Heritage Museum!
Moovit Inc. sponsors historical panels in Halifax’s North Preston community
The move commemorates the history of one of Canada’s oldest Black communities and stresses the company’s commitment to inclusivity following racist incident
Announcing launch of national task force to address hate crimes in Canada
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation and the Chiefs of Police National Roundtable announce formation of joint task force at national hate crimes conference
Standing up to hate will take collective action
The CRRF reaffirms its commitments on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
CRRF and the Globe and Mail Presents: Hate Crimes in Canada
Join the Globe and Mail and the Canadian Race Relations Foundation on March 22 for a discussion on solutions, strategies and next steps to mitigating hate crime in Canada.
CRRF and the Ontario Science Centre partner to host new exhibit, "Behind Racism: Challenging the Way We Think"
The exhibit is now open at the Ontario Science Centre and runs until April 24, 2022.
Spotlight: Activism within Black communities
Join CRRF on February 28th for an event featuring Black-led organizations fighting racial discrimination.
CRRF's Online National Youth Roundtable will take place on March 5th!
Time for government to act on regulating online harms
Federal government releases a new report summarizing public consultations on proposed legislation.
CRRF celebrates Black History Month 2022!
There must be no ambiguity about where we stand
A statement from CRRF on the events surrounding the trucker convoy in Ottawa.
Islamophobia is not a Muslim problem-- it's a Canadian problem
A statement from the Canadian Race Relations Foundation on the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia.
CRRF announces a research partnership with Pfizer Canada
Research will focus on the relationship between race and the health equity in Canada.
CRRF announces the launch of a National Anti-Racism Fund
CRRF launches $3 million national fund to support grassroots organizations in their fight to end racism in Canada.
The Path Toward Progress: A Year In Review
A reflection on the past 12 months at CRRF.
Human Rights Day 2021: Bridging the gap between the promise and reality
A statement from CRRF on the 73rd anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.
Rooting out systemic racism is key to a fair and effective justice system
A CRRF response to the Federal Department of Justice's news release on systemic racism in the justice system in Canada.
CRRF's Annual Public Meeting
CRRF's Annual Public Meeting will take place on Thursday, January 13th, 2022.
The impacts of COVID-19 on the labour market for racialized and Indigenous people in Canada: A CCPA report
CRRF funded study looks at the racial and gender lines in Canada's labour market during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario’s second annual Racial Justice Summit concludes with key insights and direction
Racial Justice Priorities for Canada's 44th Parliament
Canadians express strong support for concrete action to fight racism through policy reforms and legislation for Canada’s 44th Parliament.
Hate Is An Emergency Crisis in Canada
Canadian Race Relations Foundation urges swift action to curb the spread of online hate.
Race relations in Canada 2021: A survey of Canadian public opinion and experience
CRRF and the Environics Institute release part two of their two-year study on race relations in Canada.
2021 Community Mobilization Fund Recipients
CRRF announces the recipients of its 2021 Community Mobilization Fund.
Voices of the Unheard: A Webinar Series on the Residential School System in Canada
The Canadian Race Relation Foundation (CRRF) is pleased to announce the launch of the virtual webinar series Voices of the Unheard: Examining the History, Legacy, and Reconciliation around the Residential School System in Canada beginning on October 25th, 2021!
CRRF Celebrates Canadian Islamic Heritage Month
CRRF launches social media series to commemorate contributions by Muslim Canadians.
Truth and Reconciliation Day: Keep the Conversation Going!
CRRF's official statement on Canada's National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Election or Not, Hate Should Never Be An Option
A statement from the Canadian Race Relations Foundation on Canada's 44th election.
Submissions of Canadian Race Relations Foundation in relation to the consultation on a Criminal Case Review Commission for Canada
Read the full Criminal Case Review Submission of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation on racism and wrongful convictions in the Canadian criminal justice system.
The Death of Jean René Junior Olivier
CRRF's statement on the death of Jean René Junior Olivier in Repentigny, Quebec.
Emancipation is not just about a day. Emancipation is a call to action.
CRRF's statement on Canada's first-ever Emancipation Day.
CRRF/YWCA Canada's #BlockHate Campaign Against Online Hate and Racism Focuses on the Story of Montreal Columnist, Carla Beauvais
CRRF/YWCA Canada’s #BlockHate campaign illuminates the perils of ignoring the trauma of online hate speech and racism from the perspective of those who have been the victims of it.
CRRF Welcomes Back Roy Pogorzelski To Its Board of Directors!
Mr. Pogorzelski returned to the CRRF Board of Directors for a term of three years beginning on July 22, 2021.
The CRRF welcomes Nancy Rosenfeld as a member of the Foundation's Board of Directors
The CRRF welcomes Nancy Rosenfeld to the Foundation as an addition to the Board of Directors effective July 1, 2021 for a term of three years.
Not A Country of Mere Aspiration
CRRF Executive Director, Mohammed Hashim, and University of Victoria Audain Professor, Carey Newman's thoughts on this year's Canada Day.
Multiculturalism At 50: Our Mirror At Midnight
Our statement on the 50th anniversary of the Multiculturalism Act.
Statement on the Discovery of Remains at Marieval Indian Residential
The Legacy of Residential Schools And Alberta's New School Curriculum
A poll by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, the Assembly of First Nations, and Abacus Data indicates that 62 percent of Albertans want the provincial government to increase Indigenous history in the school curriculum.
The Legacy of Residential Schools: Canadians React
CRRF, the Assembly of First Nations and Abacus Data asks Canadians if we have reached a turning point in public support for action for Indigenous people in this latest study.
CRRF Sponsors The National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism
The first-ever National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism to be held on June 10-11.
CRRF's Statement on the London, ON Terrorist Attack
We Are Still Here: CRRF Celebrates National Indigenous History Month
CRRF invites you to celebrate National Indigenous History Month!
CRRF announces the survey results of The Blackness in Canada Project!
The findings are the result of a nationwide survey conducted by York University's Institute for Social Research in partnership with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
I, Too, Am Canada: Celebrating Asian Heritage Month 2021
CRRF celebrates the contributions of all Asian Canadians this Asian Heritage Month.
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation welcomes the announcement of an $11.2M investment from the Government of Canada
Justice for One, But Not Necessarily for All
We should be satisfied with yesterday's verdict, but we mustn't forget that fleeting justice is not complete justice.
CRRF Is Seeking New Members To Its Board of Directors!
Application deadline is April 26th, 2021.
CRRF/YWCA #BlockHate Campaign Highlights the Consequences of Online Hate
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation and YWCA Canada launch an awareness campaign highlighting the stories of young Canadian women who have survived misogyny and racism online
Our Worst Fears Realized
A Statement from the Canadian Race Relations Foundation On the Increase of Anti-Asian Violence Across North America
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is deeply concerned with the increasing levels of violence perpetrated against Canada's Asian population since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The violence against Asian-Canadians harkens back to an extremely dark period in Canada's history where Asians were targets of racism during a period of crisis. The present-day events put this country on a dangerous trajectory that it cannot afford to repeat.
Celebrating Phenomenal Women On the Frontlines of History and Social Justice in Canada
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation celebrates International Women’s Day with all women across Canada, particularly those who have been on the frontlines of history and movements to advance the rights of racialized Canadians.
CRRF's "28 Days of Black Canadian Excellence" Series Now Available for Download!
Thank you so much for your interest in the Canadian Race Relations Foundation's 28 Days of Black Canadian Excellence series! Some of the men and women we have featured may be known to you, others may be lesser-known, but all are important contributors to the overall history of Canada. Please take the time to learn more about each of them and feel free to share their stories. Each profile is now available for download!
CRRF Celebrates Canada’s 25th Black History Month
Every February, CRRF joins the rest of Canada in a month-long observance of the accomplishments and contributions of Black Canadians from coast to coast. Black History Month in Canada was officially declared on February 1, 1996, making today the 25th anniversary of the observance of this special month on Canadian shores.
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Official Statement from CRRF on the Declaration of January 29th as a National Day of Remembrance of Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) welcomes the declaration by Minister Steven Guilbeault as the 29th of January a National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia. On this date every year from now on Canada will remember the victims of this horrible crime. Their names were Azzedine Soufiane, Abdelkrim Hassane, Mohamedou Tanou Barry, Ibrahima Barry, Aboubaker Thabti, Khaled Belkacemi.
National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec Mosque Attack and Action against Islamophobia
A letter from Executive Director Mohammed Hashim to the Minister of Canadian Heritage
CRRF Releases Poll Results on Online Hate Speech and Racism in Canada
Over the last decade social media has become the most popular and effective tool to exercise one's freedom of speech. But with the limitless freedom share one's views online also comes the ability to disseminate hateful, racist and extremist vitriol with relative impunity. How do Canadians feel about this? What do they propose government should do about it?
In mid-January of this year, CRRF commissioned Abacus Data to conduct a survey of Canadians on their perceptions and experiences, as well as their recommendations for regulating hate speech and racism online.
Click read more for the results of that study.
CRRF 2020 Annual Public Meeting
The CRRF 2020 Annual Public Meeting took place on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. Due the circumstances of COVID-19, the meeting was hosted virtually through video software WebEx Meetings.
During this year's meeting, our new Executive Director Mohammed Hashim took the time to outline the achievements of this past year.
Click read more for the meeting summary.
Cross Canada Conversation - A National Perspective
This event seeked to facilitate consultation, and the exchange of information between the nationally organized representatives of racialized communities.
The focus of the discussions were on challenges faced, best practices, and recommendations for new or improved policies at the national level. We were also interested in the way in which organizations engaged in research and advocacy on behalf of their communities.
24th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation Act
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation was created as a direct result of the Redress Agreement. The CRRF, created through legislation that was given Royal Assent on February 1, 1991 and proclaimed on October 28, 1996, expressed the desire of the Japanese Canadian community to create an organization that would fight racism and act as a bridge-builder between communities.
Today, 24 years later, the pain of racism and discrimination are felt by many across the nation. We see a rise in anti-black racism, anti-Asian sentiment, Islamophobia, antisemitism, religious discrimination, in an ever more polarized world. Equally, Indigenous communities are increasingly facing discrimination and much more is needed to achieve the promise of reconciliation.
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation welcomes Mohammed Hashim as its new Executive Director
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is pleased to welcome Mr. Mohammed Hashim as its new Executive Director. The appointment was announced by the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage.
Network of Anti-Racism Organizations
As part of our 2020 - 2023 Strategic Plan, CRRF is re-building capacity as a convener. To support this direction, a new Anti-Racism Organizations Contact Form is being launched. This form is designed to provide all Canadians with a searchable database of organizations focused on race relations and anti-racism efforts.
Join the growing list of organizations involved in anti-racism efforts across Canada in our new Anti-Racism Organization database. Following a review for completeness, your organization’s information will be available to any visitor to CRRF’s website. Thank you for working with CRRF in building this database.
CRRF Anti-Racism Workshop
The Canadian Race Relations Foundations (CRRF) regularly receives requests for anti-racism training and workshops.
CRRF Anti-Racism Workshop seeks to build on the achievements of the Canada Beyond 150 initiative and an updated bibliographic search capacity. Our goal is to develop capacity for equity, offering a safe space for discussion and conversation about equity, race, and human rights, while simultaneously helping participants navigate differences, diversity, power relationships and conflict.
Racism in Canada Leads to Inequitable Health and Social Outcomes
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) strongly endorses the recent release of a new resource entitled “Social determinants and inequities in health for Black Canadians: A Snapshot”, the result of ongoing work of the Health Inequalities Reporting Initiative.
Looking at Hate Crime Statistics in Canada
Hate crimes against targeted communities remain a dark stain on the values that the overwhelming majority of Canadians support, and beyond our borders, we see evidence of the tragic damage that hatred can exact.
Click read more on this analysis by CRRF.
Systemic Anti-Black Racism in Canada Must be Remedied: Urgent Changes Needed to Help Black Canadians Thrive
As expressed recently, Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) strongly endorses the report of the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) into the racial profiling and discriminatory practices of the Toronto Police Service and calls for the adoption of the recommendations made in the report. This second interim report, “A Disparate Impact”, presented in August 2020, is a follow-up on the OHRC’s initial report, “A Collective Impact”, released in December 2018. Both reports support the recurrence of systemic anti-Black racism in Canada.
The CRRF strongly endorses ON Human Rights Commission 2nd Interim Report on Racial profiling and racial discrimination by Toronto Police Service
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) strongly endorses the report of the Ontario Human Rights Commission into the discriminatory practices of the Toronto Police Service and calls for the adoption of the recommendations made in the report.
Anti-Black Racism - Now is the Time to Act
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation condemns racially motivated actions against all people. We acknowledge the many Canadian protests and voices in support of US anti-Black racism demonstrations against police brutality in the George Floyd case. Canada’s peaceful demonstrations raise the importance for Canadians to address systemic inequalities inundating Black, Indigenous, and other racialized communities. The COVID-19 environment had already begun to reveal similar risks and fault lines. Read more for our full statement.
2020-2023 Strategic Direction
In 2019, the Foundation mindfully engaged in stakeholder consultation sessions across Canada to gauge the current state of anti-racism issues and opportunities, and to analyze collected insights in order to develop a new strategic direction that will guide the Foundation’s activities in the new 2020-2023 Strategic Plan. The consultation confirmed the need for the Foundation to reset its strategic direction to better respond to the current realities and pressing needs of organizations, public institutions and leaders who are working on anti-racism issues.
The consultation and ensuing Board conversations resulted in revised statements for the Foundation’s vision, mission and values. Three (3) new strategic directions were also identified as focus areas for the 2020-2013 Strategic Plan, including the Foundation’s priorities for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.
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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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