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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.
May 18, 2023
: The Canadian Race Relations Foundation partners with The Canadian Jewish News to highlight diverse Jewish stories
The CRRF will help The CJN expand their quarterly magazine of Jewish ideas and empower the world’s only podcast celebrating Jews of colour.
May 8, 2023
: Celebrating Asian Heritage Month: Commemorating the past and looking to the future
Asian Canadians have long contributed to building a rich, strong and diverse Canada, despite having been excluded and subject to racist public policies during several notable moments in Canadian history. While this history is part of our past, alongside discriminatory legislation like the Chinese Exclusion Act and the Chinese Head Tax, anti-Asian racism continues to persist in Canada.
May 5, 2023
: Red Dress Day, a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit People
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) recognizes Red Dress Day as an opportunity for all of us on this land to honour Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit People whose lives were stolen, and to demand justice for the families and communities who continue to be affected by this tragic injustice.
May 1, 2023
: CRRF supports a new civic youth fellowship in the City of Edmonton
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is thrilled to announce the launch of a Civic Youth Fellowship in Edmonton, co-funded by CRRF and the City of Edmonton, Islamic Family and Social Services Association (IFSSA), and Africa Centre. The fellowship will bring 13 youth interns into the Edmonton City Council Offices for eight weeks, beginning in May 2023.
April 20, 2023
: Remembering the Holocaust, renewing the commitment to end antisemitism and celebrating Jewish Heritage
As communities commemorate Yom HaShoah this week, the Canadian Race Relations Foundation remembers all those who were persecuted and killed by the Nazi regime and its collaborators during the Holocaust, and renews our commitment to end antisemitism and all forms of hate and discrimination in our society.
April 13, 2023
: The CRRF Welcomes Omar Mufti
La Fondation canadienne des relations raciales est heureuse d'accueillir Omar Mufti, le nouveau gestionnaire des politiques publiques.
March 22, 2023
: Statistics Canada police-reported hate crimes data, 2021
Media Release: Increase in hate crimes targeted towards 2SLGTBQI+ communities reiterate the need for an inclusive government led strategy to combat hate.
March 21, 2023
: CRRF's Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
On International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) stands in solidarity with all those who have experienced discrimination based on their race, ethnicity, or cultural background. Racism is a pervasive problem that affects communities around the world, with devastating effects on individuals, families, and society as a whole.
March 3, 2023
: Annual Public Meeting
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) will host its Annual Public Meeting (APM) on Wednesday, April 5, at 1 PM, Eastern Daylight Time – virtually via zoom.
The APM is an opportunity for CRRF to provide an overview of its accomplishments over the past year, as well as an occasion for members of the public to ask questions.
March 16, 2023
: Media Training Webinar
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF), Media Girlfriends and the Canadian Anti-Asian Racism Coalition (CARC)/Coalition canadienne contre le racisme anti-Asiatique (CCRA) are pleased to announce a media training webinar to support community leaders that lead anti-Asian racism work in Canada.
March 3, 2023
: The Canadian Race Relations Foundation welcomes Andréa Viens!
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is pleased to welcome Andréa Viens, CRRF’s new Communications Manager.
February 27, 2023
: The Canadian Race Relations Foundation welcomes Zehra Talib!
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is pleased to welcome Zehra Talib, CRRF's new Regional Coordinator for British Columbia, Yukon and the North West Territories, Zehra Talib.
February 15, 2023
: The Canadian Race Relations Foundation welcomes Laila Malik!
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is pleased to welcome Laila Malik, CRRF’s new Acting Director of Communications and Marketing.
February 9, 2023
: The Canadian Race Relations Foundation partners with Uninterrupted Canada to foster and grow the Black Ice hockey documentary mission
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) today announced a partnership with UNINTERRUPTED Canada, a subsidiary of The Good Karma Company, to create an online incubator for BIPOC athletes and allies to access resources promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in hockey, based on the award winning documentary, BLACK ICE.
February 1, 2023
: Telling Black Canadian stories: CRRF marks Black History Month with regional screenings of award-winning documentary ‘Black Ice’
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is pleased to be co-hosting in-person screenings of a new documentary that unpacks the history of anti-Black racism in hockey, and the powerful contributions of Black Canadians in the sport.
January 29, 2023
: Painful anniversary: Canadians come together to remember Quebec City Mosque massacre
January 29 marks six years since a lone gunman stormed the Quebec Cultural Islamic Centre, killing six Canadian Muslim men in cold blood. It was the first such massacre to take place at a house of worship on Canadian soil.
January 23, 2023
: The Youth Lab: Building Capacity & Collaboration Among Today's Anti-Racist Leaders
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is launching the Anti-Racist Youth Lab. It will take place in Toronto from March 24-26, 2023. The three-day event offers young leaders an opportunity to build skills that improve their capacity to sustain or scale their anti-racism initiatives. Youth will take part in youth-led workshops that are informed and designed by their peers.
January 27, 2023
: International Day for Holocaust Remembrance: A day to recommit to combating antisemitism everywhere
On January 27, Canadians are invited to join Jewish Canadians and people around the world in marking the International Day for Holocaust Remembrance. This annual global commemoration marks the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and promotes awareness of the over six million Jewish people who were killed in the Holocaust. This year’s theme is “Home and Belonging” to signify how the Holocaust shattered the lives and sense of belonging of Jewish people, and led to the deaths of roughly two-thirds of Europe’s Jewish population.
December 10, 2022
: International Human Rights Day: Taking stock of human rights in Canada
December 10 marks International Human Rights Day, a moment to commemorate the ongoing efforts to secure human rights for everyone. At a time with growing polarization and divisiveness, upholding human rights remains critical to preserving and advancing dignity for people of all backgrounds, creeds, ethnicities, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, and other identifiable characteristics.
December 6, 2022:
Behind Racism Exhibition Tour Launches in Halifax
Behind Racism: Challenging the Way We Think shows how the mental processes that help us think and act quickly can lead to racism and discrimination. This exhibition examines racism in Canada and encourages visitors to recognize bias, challenge discrimination and appreciate our differences. Visitors will also learn about cognition and perception, including how interference, bias, blind spots and other mental processes shape how we see the world around us.
Registration is free, and in addition to the curated tour, visitors will receive a general admission ticket courtesy of the CRRF.
November 4, 2022:
Apply now for funding for Black History Month 2023 events and youth initiatives.
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is inviting applications from individuals and organizations who are preparing events or youth initiatives for Black History Month 2023.
November 2, 2022:
Communications Strategy & Content Creation Request for Proposal
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is now accepting requests for proposals to support our digital strategy and content creation. Please send all expressions of interest to:
October 27, 2022:
CRRF announces recipients of National Anti-Racism Fund
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2022 National Anti-Racism Fund. Community groups and non-profit organizations received over $3.9 million dollars in funding to design events and programming to combat systemic barriers to racialized Canadians and Indigenous people, promote education and research, build public awareness on systemic racism, and foster intercultural community cohesion.
October 26, 2022:
Teresa Woo-Paw Reappointed as Chairperson of the Board of Directors
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) welcomes the reappointment of Teresa Woo-Paw as CRRF Chairperson of the Board of Directors for a term of four years.
October 24, 2022:
Youth Consultation & Survey Series
CRRF is excited to partner with youth to learn about the best ways to support them as they lead their own initiatives. We’ve launched a Survey of Needs for Youth Leaders of Anti-Racism Work and consultation series.
October 21, 2022:
Website Redesign and Development Request for Proposal
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) requests proposals for the website redesign and development of its public website.
October 4, 2022:
Full report now available: Victim Support Services in Canada
The full findings of the research conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, on behalf of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF), is now available.
September 29, 2022:
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: An opportunity for Canadians to learn more about the painful legacy of residential schools
On this National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) honours Indigenous, First Nations, and Métis peoples whose lives and communities were shattered by the legacy of colonialism.
September 26, 2022:
CRRF welcomes its newest team members!
We welcome Communications Manager, Maria Garcia and Atlantic Regional Coordinator, Kevin Harrison.
September 16, 2022:
Victims of Hate Require Better Supports Across Canada: New Report
The CRRF is recommending the federal government invest $44 million to create a national fund for organizations that support victims of hate and a direct fund for survivors of hate crimes, as new data reveal a sharp rise in police-reported hate crimes.
The CRRF conducted its own research through PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and found that many victims have nowhere to turn for support and there are major gaps and inconsistencies in the services available to victims. The CRRF based its recommendations on this report which can be read by clicking the link below.
October 12, 2022:
Storytelling is our superpower: Celebrating Islamic History Month
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is pleased to announce a national hybrid presentation in celebration of Canada’s Islamic History Month.
July 29, 2022:
CRRF marks Emancipation Day
In 2021, Canada’s House of Commons unanimously designated August 1st as Emancipation Day.
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) honours the history and significance of this important commemoration.
The CRRF calls on all Canadians to root out any remnants of that legacy. It is important to ensure that our educational system does not minimize the horrors and that the truth of the institution is understood.
July 9, 2022:
CRRF welcomes federal government apology to No. 2 Construction Battalion
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation says an upcoming apology by the federal government to Black Canadian soldiers is a welcome step towards continuing to address systemic anti-Black racism, including incidents in the nation’s past.
July 1, 2022:
Marking Canada Day with hopes for a more equitable future for all
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation wishes everyone from coast-to-coast-to-coast a peaceful and reflective Canada Day.
June 27, 2022:
CRRF welcomes its newest team members!
We welcome Veronica Xie, our new HR Advisor, Geneviève Mercier-Dalphond as our new Programs Manager, and Elysia Bryan-Baynes as our newest Communications Manager.
June 21, 2022:
CRRF Marks National Indigenous Peoples Day with a Continued Commitment to Work Alongside Indigenous Peoples to Combat Hate and Racism
June 17, 2022:
Take the survey: Assessing Canada’s support for victims of hate
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is seeking your assistance to better understand the level of victim support services available to those who experience hate in Canada.
June 3, 2022:
Remembering the Afzaal family: One year later
On June 6, 2021, the deadly attack on a London Muslim family out for an evening walk shocked and saddened Canadians across the country.
June 2, 2022:
CRRF welcomes new Board Members
The CRRF is pleased to welcome the following individuals to the Board of Directors, appointed through Governor-in-Council.
May 27, 2022:
#BlockHate campaign highlights the story of Linda Hoang during Asian Heritage Month
The latest instalment of the #BlockHate campaign features the story of Vietnamese Canadian Linda Hoang, an Alberta-based social media strategist, blogger, and co-founder of Stop Race Based Hate.
May 24, 2022:
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 is pleased to share two exclusively-produced videos that tell the story of fascinating, little-known stories of Canadian Jewish history.
May 15, 2022:
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.
May 6, 2022:
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!
March, 22 2022:
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
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