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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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Mother Tongues: The Journey of Tam Goossen

Join us at the CRRF screening of "Mother Tongues: The Journey of Tam Goossen", the second installment in CRRF's Stories about Racism documentary series. Watch and hear Tam Goossen, community activist, tell her personal story by shedding light on the importance of learning the mother language, preservation of culture, fighting for inclusion, and breaking stereotypes as a Chinese immigrant in Toronto.

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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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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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Lea Barbosa-Leclerc

Lea Barbosa-Leclerc was born in the Philippines. At the early age of 16, she immigrated to Yellowknife, NT, Canada with her father and joined her oldest sister. Upon arrival to Yellowknife, she attended St. Patrick High School. She graduated from University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Nursing in 1999. She is a nurse educator in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Aurora College. She is registered with Canadian Nurses Association’s (CNA) Pre-Arrival Supports and Services (PASS) Care Centre as a mentor for internationally educated nurses choosing to relocate to Canada. She is a wife, a mother of 2, a sister to 11 siblings, an active volunteer in multiple ministries at a local Catholic Church and in the community.

When she’s not at work or volunteering in the community, Lea prefers to spend quiet time with her family or reading mystery books. Lea is currently the President of the Philippine Cultural Association of Yellowknife (PCAY). Despite her 5’1” stature, she has a strong voice, has a no non-sense attitude and receives a reputation for leading by example. Today, Lea’s strong personal purpose and passion lies in helping newcomers make Canada, especially the North their new home. She’s determined to preserve the culture, history & memories of the Philippines within the four walls of Canada’s north. She’s been described as innovative, trusted, and possesses the determination necessary to get the job done.

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