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 - Right Wing Extremism in Canada

Join us on October 29th at 1pm EST for a webinar on right-wing extremism in Canada, presented by Evan Balgord and moderated by Len Rudner. To register for this webinar, click here.

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Let's Talk: Conversations with Albertan Youth

Race, religion/spirituality, and discrimination
If you are between the ages of 18 – 35, you’re eligible to participate in a 1.5 hour focus group presented by the CRRF and the Centre for Civic Religious Literacy.

We will discuss issues related to race, religion/spirituality, and discrimination.
When: Nov. 4th, 6:30 – 8pm
Where: Lethbridge Public Library (Community Meeting Room)
How: Pre-registration necessary at
Limited Space

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We are Canada

We are Canada
Birender Kaur Gill and Kulvir Singh Gill,
Management consultant and Chartered accountant, Brampton


The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is proud to present the project Nous sommes le Canada - We are Canada

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CRRF 22nd Anniversary & Annual Public Meeting

When: Sat, 2 November 2019 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

Where: CRRF Offices
6 Garamond Court Suite 225 Toronto, ON M3C 1Z5

This event is free and open to the public, but your registration is kindly requested for logistical purposes.

Copies of the CRRF Annual Report may be downloaded here.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Canadian Race Relations Foundation at

Register Here

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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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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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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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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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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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The Our Canada Project

Exploring Canadian values through culture, faith and identity

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation has developed Our Canada as a three-year initiative to heighten awareness, understanding and respect for Canadian values and traditions. It will culminate in the historic opportunity to celebrate these values and traditions as part of Canada's Sesquicentennial in 2017. The Canadian Government's focus on highlighting milestones of Canada's history from Confederation to the present time presents an opportunity for the CRRF to pay tribute to, and celebrate, our collective pride in our diversity, and our multicultural and democratic principles.

The CRRF has identified the opportunity to further Canadians' understanding of, and respect for, Canadian values and traditions by engaging people throughout Canada in discussions and activities that recognize diversity as a national asset, and promote core Canadian values and civic engagement as everyone's contribution to building a stronger country. Our Canada will effectually construct a national framework for dialogue on Canadian values and promote a deeper sense of identity for all Canadians.

Our Canada will leverage the CRRF's online resource capabilities, which were enhanced in 2014 with a robust online bibliographic search capacity. The project will also build on the achievements of Interfaith & Belonging – A Civic Education and Engagement Initiative.

Beginning with the release of the CRRF's Report on Canadian Values, which includes a national survey, expert interviews and research conducted on currently existing studies on values, Our Canada will seek to deliver programs and products across the country that raise awareness and consciousness of the shared values of all Canadians.

The initiatives being designed under the project include:

  • Canada 150, a collection of unique stories, released once a week for 150 weeks, that celebrate and promote Canadian values.
  • Cross-Canada symposia held in nine major cities to discuss and promote Canadian values.
  • Cross-Canada workshops for diversity and inclusion leaders to increase awareness of acknowledging faith in the workplace.
  • Youth Canada cafés across the country designed to engage youth in the conversation about Canadian values.
  • A national video competition for youth that will engage schools across the country in the conversation.

Several additional programs are also being planned to enhance project outcomes.

Our Canada will work closely with a Leadership Circle consisting of representatives from organizations, who have been selected for their expertise, knowledge and outreach capabilities. Together with the Leadership Circle, Our Canada will establish an awareness and understanding of Canadian values and identity that are reflective of Canadian diversity and inclusive of the perspectives of Aboriginal Peoples, Francophones and newcomers.

Our Canada will lay the groundwork for building a harmonious society made up of multiple cultures, faiths and ethnicities, working and living side by side, as we celebrate Canada's Sesquicentennial and the next 150 years.

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