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.

CRRF Webinar - Bois Brule and Flower Beadwork People - the Métis experience in Canada.

When we think of the Aboriginal people of Canada we may not immediately think of the Métis. But the history of this community is intertwined with the story – indeed the creation – of Canada as it exists today. Sharing many of the experiences as other Aboriginal people, the Métis also bore the unfair stigma of being seen as rebels for their support of Louis Riel. Join us as we learn more about Métis history, culture, and the opportunities that Reconciliation offers for a shared future.

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CRRF Strategic Planning

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is embarking on a strategic planning process with its Board of Directors. They have hired Toronto-based consulting firm HSC Vision Group (consultants Gary Sandor and Anu Radha Verma) to facilitate the strategic planning process.

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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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Directions - May 2019

We are pleased to announce that the May submission in Directions comes from Sheila Block, senior economist and public commentator with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). “Losing Ground” was first published for the CCPA and examines 15 years of income inequality for families raising children in Ontario from 2000 to 2015.

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Living Together: Yellowknife

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (MDT)

This was a day-long exploration with local residents, community leaders, researchers and young people of the values, attitudes and beliefs — as well as the ongoing struggles and divides — that shape Yellowknife — and Canada.


Identity and belonging

  • Many Canadians would agree that unity, acceptance, and inclusiveness are important values. From your perspective, what evidence do you see of Yellowknife residents living these values? Where are we coming up short?
  • How can Canada – and Yellowknife– create communities that are more inclusive and accepting of diversity?
  • What actions can you take to implement reconciliation with Indigenous peoples into your personal life, workplace and community?

We respectfully acknowledge that this event took place on the traditional territories of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation and North Slave Metis Alliance.

Planning for the future

  • What opportunities do you see for building a more inclusive community?
  • What are some of the ways in which we could be more inclusive of our diverse community over the next 10 years?
  • What are the needs today, and what needs to happen in the next 10 years in Yellowknife?