STRATEGIC DIRECTION

 

1. Be an Enabler – CRRF is a valued resources and recognized leader to support or lead efforts and initiatives with community groups and organizations in 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.
Mandate reference: a, b, c, f & g

2. Be a Convener – CRRF is positioned as an effective national entity with meaningful relations and a strategic network of partners from government/public institutions, to academia, research institutions to community organizations to carry out its mandates and create opportunities for leaders, groups and organizations to connect and build synergies.

3. Mandate reference: a, c & g. Strengthen the CRRF – In order to enhance organizational sustainability, effectively operationalize the 2020-2023 strategic plan and position CRRF to the evolving leadership role in the elimination of racism in Canada. Mandate reference: a through g

 

In 2020-2021 of the Foundation’s Strategic Plan, we will focus on strategic direction three: strengthening the organization in the following areas In order to enhance organizational sustainability, effectively operationalize the 2020-2023 strategic plan and position CRRF to the evolving leadership role in the elimination of racism in Canada.

1. Capacity-building of staff and the board of directors to ensure the organization is well-equipped for new strategic directions. Specific areas of capacity-building include evaluation, public policy, and  community development.
2. Development of the underpinnings to support meaningful partnerships with leaders, groups and organizations, as well as government (e.g. Ministry of Diversity and Inclusion; Anti-Racism Secretariat) and other Crown Corporations. Specific areas of partnership development include updating internal policies and processes, setting priorities and reaching out to government partners.
3. Upgraded website and social media presence to increase Foundation’s national presence and engagement. Priorities include accessibility, establishing social media metrics/targets and modernizing the Clearinghouse.
4. Good governance processes to ensure a well-functioning Board of Directors. Priorities include governance policies, committee work, and Board evaluation.

We will focus on strategic direction two: be a convener in the following areas;

1. Building a national framework through events held in various regions of the country, that seek to build connections between and amongst leaders, groups, organizations and government to further anti-racism efforts.
2. Examine the feasibility of regional Advisory Committee, Champions or other structures to support CRRF having a national presence.
3. Initiating and maintaining meaningful partnerships with groups and organizations (including youth groups and grassroots groups) with a goal of building bridges.

Position CRRF to be an effective national entity with meaningful relations and a strategic network of partners from government/public institutions, to academia, research institutions to community organizations to carry out its mandates (and create opportunities for leaders, groups and organizations to connect and build synergies):
a. Undertaking research, and collecting data and developing a national repository to further the understanding of the nature of racism and racial discrimination, and to assist business, labour, voluntary, community and other organizations as well as public institutions, governments, researchers and the general public in eliminating racism and racial discrimination
b. Facilitating consultation, and the exchange of information, relating to race relations policies, programs and research;
c. Supporting and promoting the development of effective policies and programs for the elimination of racism and racial discrimination.

We will focus on strategic direction one: be an enabler in the following areas;

1. Expanding CRRF’s networks to include leaders, groups and organizations that have not previously been engaged by the organization. The expansion of networks is facilitated through:
a. An updated, user-friendly, public database of leaders, groups and organizations engaged in anti-racism work across Canada; and
b. Seeking out new partnership and sponsorship opportunities, especially to support local anti-racism efforts.
2. Providing easy access to resources, policy analyses, tools, reports and strategies to leaders, groups and organizations involved in anti-racism efforts, with resources being made available in accessible formats.
3. Having a research agenda that is informed by needs and perspectives of leaders, groups and organizations involved in anti- racism efforts.

 

CRRF is a valued resource and recognized leader to support or lead efforts and initiatives in the development, sharing and application of knowledge and expertise i order to contribute to the elimination of racism and all forms of racial discrimination in Canadian society by:
a. Undertaking research, and collecting data and developing a national information repository to further the understanding of the nature of racism and racial discrimination, and to assist business, labour, voluntary, community and other organizations as well as public institutions, governments, researchers and the general public in eliminating racism and racism discrimination;
b. Acting as a clearing-house, providing information about race relations resources and establishing links with public, private and educational institutions and libraries; Facilitating consultation, and the exchange of information, relating to race relations policies, programs and research;
c. Collaborating with business, labour, voluntary, community and other organizations, as well as public institutions and all levels of government, in instituting and supporting programs and activities; and
d. Supporting and promoting the development of effective policies and programs for the elimination of racism and racial discrimination.

Key Outcomes

As a result of this new focus, it is our intention that the following key outcomes will be achieved:
● The Foundation is well-positioned to be an effective national entity with meaningful relations and a strategic network of partners to carry out its mandate and programs with increased and measurable impacts.
● The Foundation will have increased its relevance and responsiveness as a Crown Corporation.
● The Foundation is a leader and valued partner in the elimination of racism in Canada with the required capacity and resources.

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    2020-05-05