TORONTO, Oct. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) joins Canadians in celebrating "Citizenship Week" (Oct. 17-23). Through knowledge, commitment to and the preservation of the rights and responsibilities associated with Canadian citizenship, all Canadians will feel a greater sense and appreciation of belonging.
"Belonging to Canada is sought after by hundreds of thousands of people from around the world for a number of reasons, including our shared vision and commitment to human rights. It is our individual and collective responsibility as Canadian citizens to strengthen and create a harmonious Canada, work towards removing all barriers, and promote a greater sense of belonging by affirming the rights and responsibilities of all citizens which include a shared commitment to freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law", said Ayman Al-Yassini, CRRF Executive Director.
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation's mission is to provide independent, outspoken national leadership, and act as a resource and facilitator in the pursuit of equity, fairness and social justice for all Canadians. The Foundation's most recent project, "Interfaith and Belonging: A civic Education and Engagement Initiative" includes over 20 communities across the country and seeks to promote the sense of belonging among Canadians of different backgrounds.
For further information: Ayman Al-Yassini, 416-952-4476 or 647403-8526 (cell)