CRRF launches $3 million national fund to support grassroots organizations in their fight to end racism in Canada
TORONTO, January 4, 2022—The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) today announced a $3 million fund for developing, sharing, and applying knowledge and expertise to eliminate racism and all forms of racial discrimination in Canadian society.
The National Anti-Racism Fund will support community groups and non-profit organizations that aim to design events and programming to combat systemic barriers to racialized Canadians and Indigenous people, promote education and research, build public awareness on systemic racism, and foster intercultural community cohesion.
"We believe that community initiatives are often the catalyst for societal change," said CRRF Executive Director Mohammed Hashim. "Giving much-needed funding to community organizations who often do the heavy lifting in anti-racism movements is an essential step in making Canada more racially equitable."
The National Anti-Racism Fund will have three streams of funding, each with different criteria and different allotted amounts. All proposed National Anti-Racism Fund projects, events, or initiatives must be completed before December 31, 2023. Canadian registered charities, community-based non-profit organizations, and youth groups are encouraged to apply for the fund.
The CRRF will accept project-based applications between January 4 and January 28, 2022. Grant awardees will be announced sometime in March 2022. Sponsorship opportunities for events and youth initiatives will be ongoing until December 2022. CRRF will host webinars on January 6, 13, and 19 to explain details of the applications process to people interested in the National Anti-Racism Fund.
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation was created in 1996 to reaffirm the principles of justice and equality for all in Canada. The mandate of the Foundation is to facilitate throughout Canada the development, sharing, and application of knowledge and expertise to contribute to the elimination of racism and all forms of racial discrimination in Canadian society.
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Kimberly Bennett, Director of Communications
Canadian Race Relations Foundation