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.

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation welcomes Mohammed Hashim as its new Executive Director

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation welcomes Mohammed Hashim as its new Executive Director

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is pleased to welcome Mr. Mohammed Hashim as its new Executive Director. The appointment was announced by the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage.

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Network of Anti-Racism Organizations

Network of Anti-Racism Organizations

As part of our 2020 - 2023 Strategic Plan, CRRF is re-building capacity as a convener. To support this direction, a new Anti-Racism Organizations Contact Form is being launched. This form is designed to provide all Canadians with a searchable database of organizations focused on race relations and anti-racism efforts.

Join the growing list of organizations involved in anti-racism efforts across Canada in our new Anti-Racism Organization database. Following a review for completeness, your organization’s information will be available to any visitor to CRRF’s website. Thank you for working with CRRF in building this database.

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CRRF Anti-Racism Workshop

CRRF Anti-Racism Workshop

The Canadian Race Relations Foundations (CRRF) regularly receives requests for anti-racism training and workshops.

CRRF Anti-Racism Workshop seeks to build on the achievements of the Canada Beyond 150 initiative and an updated bibliographic search capacity. Our goal is to develop capacity for equity, offering a safe space for discussion and conversation about equity, race, and human rights, while simultaneously helping participants navigate differences, diversity, power relationships and conflict.

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Racism in Canada Leads to Inequitable Health and Social Outcomes

Racism in Canada Leads to Inequitable Health and Social Outcomes

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) strongly endorses the recent release of a new resource entitled “Social determinants and inequities in health for Black Canadians: A Snapshot”, the result of ongoing work of the Health Inequalities Reporting Initiative.

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Looking at Hate Crime Statistics in Canada

Looking at Hate Crime Statistics in Canada

Hate crimes against targeted communities remain a dark stain on the values that the overwhelming majority of Canadians support, and beyond our borders, we see evidence of the tragic damage that hatred can exact.

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CRRF Webinar: Recognizing Slavery's Legacy of Racism in the Time of COVID-19

CRRF Webinar: Recognizing Slavery's Legacy of Racism in the Time of COVID-19

Fireside Chat featuring Chiamaka Mọgọ, Board Member, Canadian Race Relations Foundation & Public Policy Professional & Natasha Henry, President, Ontario Black History Society

To mark August 23 as a day of Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, Chiamaka and Natasha discuss this shameful legacy and focus on how COVID-19 has exacerbated the social, political, economic and health conditions that are linked to structural racism, thereby causing people of African descent to suffer disproportionately.

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Systemic Anti-Black Racism in Canada Must be Remedied: Urgent Changes Needed to Help Black Canadians Thrive

Systemic Anti-Black Racism in Canada Must be Remedied: Urgent Changes Needed to Help Black Canadians Thrive

As expressed recently, Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) strongly endorses the report of the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) into the racial profiling and discriminatory practices of the Toronto Police Service and calls for the adoption of the recommendations made in the report. This second interim report, “A Disparate Impact”, presented in August 2020, is a follow-up on the OHRC’s initial report, “A Collective Impact”, released in December 2018. Both reports support the recurrence of systemic anti-Black racism in Canada.

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The CRRF strongly endorses ON Human Rights Commission 2nd Interim Report on Racial profiling and racial discrimination by Toronto Police Service

The CRRF strongly endorses ON Human Rights Commission 2nd Interim Report on Racial profiling and racial discrimination by Toronto Police Service

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) strongly endorses the report of the Ontario Human Rights Commission into the discriminatory practices of the Toronto Police Service and calls for the adoption of the recommendations made in the report.

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Call For Papers - Systemic Racism in Canada

Call For Papers - Systemic Racism in Canada

We are currently looking for contributors for Directions and hope you will share your expertise, experience and research with us!

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Anti-Black Racism - Now is the Time to Act

Anti-Black Racism - Now is the Time to Act

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation condemns racially motivated actions against all people. We acknowledge the many Canadian protests and voices in support of US anti-Black racism demonstrations against police brutality in the George Floyd case. Canada’s peaceful demonstrations raise the importance for Canadians to address systemic inequalities inundating Black, Indigenous, and other racialized communities. The COVID-19 environment had already begun to reveal similar risks and fault lines. Read more for our full statement.

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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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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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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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Nicole Miller

Education Innovation segment panellist

 

Nicole Miller has worked for FAST for over 7 years, successfully promoting and distributing the first educational program Choose Your Voice, aimed at middle schools. She manages staff in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan/Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Quebec. In 2014, with a team of 20 curriculum experts at OISE, she coordinated the development of the new online high school program, Voices into Action, launched last year. Nicole was born in South Africa and at age 12, moved to Toronto with her family. After graduating from McGill University with a BA in Languages, she moved to New York and did a BFA in Communication Design at Parsons School of Design. She started her career in New York and lived there for 12 years, returning to Canada in 1996. Her background as a marketing and advertising Creative Director for over 25 years, has served well in promoting the FAST programs. She is committed to human rights and fighting all forms of intolerance.

Pauline Théoret

Education Innovation segment panellist

 

Pauline Théoret is a passionate program officer with the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF). As a member of the International and Social Justice team, Pauline is responsible for CTF’s social justice work with schools, from the local and national perspectives. She’s also engaged in development cooperation work at the global level. Over the years, she has coordinated the development of numerous teacher projects and classroom resources on a variety of social justice issues that provide transformative learning opportunities for students.

Aviva Chernick

Virtual Classroom
Panellist

 

The soulful lead singer of Juno-nominated world-music ensemble Jaffa Road, Aviva Chernick is also a cantorial soloist. Featured in The Faith Project, she leads prayer sessions and devotional workshops in Jewish communities in and around Toronto and is also a guest facilitator for congregations across North America.

Kashif Pasta

Virtual Classroom
Panellist

 

Filmmaker and entrepreneur Kashif Pasta is a co-founder of Dunya Media and a Faith Project participant. Through multi-platform storytelling he explores issues relevant to North America’s South Asian and Muslim communities. Pasta has worked with Simon Fraser University, Metro Vancouver and Razjan, among other brands.

Lisa Charleyboy

Virtual Classroom
Moderator

 

Moderator Lisa Charleyboy is a First Nations CBC host, writer and social entrepreneur living in Toronto. Her radio show, New Fire, explores Aboriginal youth issues. Charleyboy is also co-founder and editor-in-chief of Urban Native Magazine, which focuses on pop culture with an Indigenous twist.

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