Vision and Mission


The Canadian Race Relations Foundation will be recognized for its role as a leading non-partisan resource and facilitator, helping to eliminate the racism and racial discrimination that will be seen as inherent contradictions to a Canada based on the mutuality of rights and responsibilities, participation, belonging and equity.


The mission of CRRF is defined in The Canadian Race Relations Foundation Act  S.C. 1991, c. 8, as found in Section 4, Purpose of the Foundation:

The purpose of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation is to facilitate throughout Canada the development, sharing and application of knowledge and expertise in order to contribute to the elimination of racism and all forms of racial discrimination in Canadian society.



The work of the Foundation is premised on the desire to create and nurture an inclusive society based on equity, social harmony, mutual respect and human dignity. Its underlying principle in addressing racism and racial discrimination emphasizes positive race relations and the promotion of shared Canadian values of human rights and democratic institutions. It strives to coordinate and cooperate with all sectors of society, and develop partnerships with relevant agencies and organizations at the local, provincial and national levels.