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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Rita Mueller

Rita Mueller has called the Northwest Territories “home” since 1989. She currently resides and works in Behchoko, and has lived and worked in a variety of different communities including Fort Resolution, Yellowknife, and Hay River.

Rita is currently the Assistant Deputy Minister for the Government of the Northwest Territories' Department of Education, Culture, and Employment (ECE). A respected community member, Rita has previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Tłįcho Community Services Agency (TCSA), the Director of Early Childhood and K-12 School Services for ECE, and was the principal of Chief Jimmy Bruneau Regional High School (CJBS) in Behchoko for 13 years.

Rita was appointed to the Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board on September 5, 2008. Along with being the Federal-appointed board member of the Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board, Rita is also an elected Councillor of the Community Government of Behchoko and, since 2006, she has contributed to the educational mandate of the NWT Human Rights Commission as a NWT Human Rights Commission Member.