TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2016 /CNW/ – The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is inviting the public to celebrate best practices in race relations of organizations across Canada at its 2016 Awards of Excellence on Oct. 27.
“The Awards of Excellence is a national program that places positive race relations and excellence in combatting racism and discrimination in the spotlight,” said Anita Bromberg, Executive Director, CRRF. “It allows us to recognize those who have demonstrated innovation and leadership in eliminating racism and discrimination while building an inclusive society.”
Applicants can choose to apply to one of the following seven sectors: Indigenous, community, corporate, education, government and public, youth and media. A jury of well-respected experts in the field of race relations and human rights will judge the nominations based on specific criteria.
The awards will be presented at the 2016 National Conference in Toronto on Oct. 26 and 27, 2016. The theme for this year’s conference is “Realizing an Inclusive Canada: 2017 and Beyond.”
“There is still time to be part of this important conversation and join a growing circle of past Awards of Excellence winners who continue to make a social impact,” said Bromberg. “As stories of racism continue to emerge throughout Canada and the rest of the world, it’s crucial that we celebrate the achievements of those who are fighting to make a difference.”
This year’s winners will join others who have made a social impact and contributed to an inclusive Canada. Read about the innovative initiatives from organizations, including the Alberta Human Rights Commission, the Cowichan Intercultural Society and FAST-Fighting Antisemitism Together.
Click here for further details about the 2016 Awards of Excellence.
About the Canadian Race Relations Foundation
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is a Crown Corporation dedicated to working towards the elimination of racism and all forms of racial discrimination. Its mission is to advance Canadian identity in the pursuit of positive race relations, equity, fairness, social inclusion and dignity for all Canadians. The CRRF does this by providing independent, outspoken national leadership, informing national policies and public conversation, and acting as a resource and facilitator.
For more information
Anita Bromberg, Executive Director, CRRF; / 416-508-9033