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 Promotional Video

CRRF Promotional Video
The CRRF is pleased to announce our new promo video, featuring:

1. Art Miki, Former NAJC President and NAJC Representative, CRRF Board

2. Hon. Jean Augustine, Former MP & Cabinet Minister

3. Dr. Jack Jedwab, President, Association for Canadian Studies and Chair, Metropolis

4. Sharon Pun, Librarian, CRRF Clearinghouse

5. Michael Adams, President and Founder, Environics Institute

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2020-2023 Strategic Direction

2020-2023 Strategic Direction
In 2019, the Foundation mindfully engaged in stakeholder consultation sessions across Canada to gauge the current state of anti-racism issues and opportunities, and to analyze collected insights in order to develop a new strategic direction that will guide the Foundation’s activities in the new 2020-2023 Strategic Plan. The consultation confirmed the need for the Foundation to reset its strategic direction to better respond to the current realities and pressing needs of organizations, public institutions and leaders who are working on anti-racism issues.

The consultation and ensuing Board conversations resulted in revised statements for the Foundation’s vision, mission and values. Three (3) new strategic directions were also identified as focus areas for the 2020-2013 Strategic Plan, including the Foundation’s priorities for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

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The Canadian Race Relations Foundation Celebrates Asian Heritage Month

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation Celebrates Asian Heritage Month
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation proudly celebrates the culture and accomplishments of Canadians of Asian heritage. Read more for our statement.

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The Canadian Race Relations Foundation celebrates National Jewish Heritage Month

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation celebrates National Jewish Heritage Month
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation proudly celebrates the 3rd annual National Jewish Heritage Month. Read more for our statement. To learn more, visit the Canadian Jewish Heritage Month website at http://jewishheritage.ca/ We hope this month leads to a newfound understanding and appreciation of Jewish Canadian culture.

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The Canadian Race Relations Foundation calls upon Canadians to reject stigmatization and to stand together

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation calls upon Canadians to reject stigmatization and to stand together
The CRRF remains concerned that the Novel Coronavirus, known properly as Covid-19, continues to be referred to by the injurious name, “Wuhan Virus.” Such references do nothing to build a common front against the spread of the disease and thus are unhelpful at best and frankly racist at their worst.

We recommend the process developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) Best Practices for the Naming of New Human Infectious Diseases.

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COVID-19 Notice

COVID-19 Notice
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is a federal crown corporation dedicated to the facilitation of the development of sharing and application of knowledge and expertise to contribute to the elimination of racism and all forms of racial discrimination in Canadian society.

We do this by bringing people together and providing educational resources and events for the public. For this reason, the emergence of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic concerns us very deeply and we are also doing our part in slowing the spread of the virus.

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Directions Volume 8 Publication

Directions Volume 8 Publication
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is excited to announce the publication of Volume 8 of Directions. This free publication contains academic papers published from September 2018-August 2019 on topics of Immigration and Nationalism, Hate Crime and Inequality, and Reconciliation.

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Capturing the Pulse of the Nation March 21 2020

Capturing the Pulse of the Nation March 21 2020
The CRRF, in partnership with the Association of Canadian Studies, have since 2017 published a number of reports that aim at “Capturing the Pulse of the Nation” on issues of racism and discrimination.

Our current report focusses on the state of race relations in Canada, in particular, the problems of racism and discrimination, and the state of inter-group relations as perceived by members of the Asian community. This focus is timely as it coincides with the global spread and impact of COVID-19 virus and instances of stigmatization of this community.

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Perceptions of Discrimination against Women in the Workplace

Perceptions of Discrimination against Women in the Workplace
Nearly half of immigrant visible minority women say that they often or sometimes encountered discrimination at their place of work because of the color of their skin. This is one of several key findings from a detailed survey of gender equality done the Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. Released in the aftermath of International Women's Day on March 8, the study is entitled "Gender equality and beyond" and looks at how discrimination often rises when gender intersects with visible minority and immigrant status.

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The CRRF welcomes Raymond Tynes as a member of the Foundation's Board of Directors

The CRRF welcomes Raymond Tynes as a member of the Foundation's Board of Directors
The CRRF welcomes Raymond Tynes to the Foundation as an addition to the Board of Directors effective March 4, 2020 for a term of three years. Tynes is currently a Commissioner with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.

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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.


Full report and data tables now available: Race Relations in Canada Survey 2019

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CRRF Public Service Announcement

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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    2015-12-21