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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.


The event will feature a presentation of the survey results, co-produced with the Environics Institute, and will be followed by a distinguished panel who will comment on the significance and implications of the research. A companion webinar will be held on December 16th for those unable to attend in person.

Reserve your space today, seating is limited.

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CRRF Webinars: Addressing Anti-Black Racism in our Schools

CRRF Webinars: Addressing Anti-Black Racism in our Schools
The purpose of this webinar is to examine how anti-Blackracism affects the opportunities for students to succeed.Participants will explore topics on unconscious bias, racism, and discrimination. They will also learn approaches to address anti-Black racism in schools. Participants will leave the webinar with a deeper understanding of the systemic barriers affecting Black students and proactive approaches to close opportunity gaps, including by strengthening culturally responsive teaching practices.

The webinar will address the following issues: Anti-Black racism and how it manifests in the education system; How privilege, microaggressions and unconscious bias enable anti-Black racism; The impact of anti-Black racism on students; How to challenge systemic barriers that hinder the opportunities for Black students to succeed in school; How to close opportunity gaps, including through culturally responsive teaching; and collaborating with parents and communities to address anti-Black racism.

When: November 29, 2019 at 3pm EST

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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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We are Canada

We are Canada
Réjean Grenier,
Journalist, publisher, businessman and Franco-Ontarian 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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CALL FOR PAPERS - BILL 21: AN ACT RESPECTING THE LAICITY OF THE STATE

Directions, the Canadian Race Relation’s open-access journal, provides community-based, action-oriented research, commentary, and perspectives on eliminating racism and discrimination. We are currently looking for contributors for Directions and hope you will share your expertise, experience and research with us!

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CALL FOR OP-EDs - BILL 21: AN ACT RESPECTING THE LAICITY OF THE STATE

On June 16, 2019, the National Assembly of Quebec passed Bill 21 into law. Critics contend that the legislation interferes with the ability of individuals to practice their faith and places members of some faith communities in the untenable position of having to choose between their faith and employment.The CRRF invites you to share your opinion with our readers.

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2019 Blackness in Canada Policy Networking Conference Call for Papers

The Conference Organizer 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 listed below concerning Blackness in Canada.
  1. (1) The Black Canadian population as a national ethnoracial identity.
  2. (2) Investigating how the experiences of Black Canadians are shaped by intersecting social, political, and economic factors.
  3. (3) Determining the most promising strategies, techniques and approaches to alleviate anti-Black racism experienced by them.
  4. (4) Building a public policy network(s) and knowledge sharing partnership(s) aimedat influencing policy development, implementation and outcomes.

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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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