Saturday November 2, 2019 – 5.00 PM Toronto Time
In Person Meeting,
6 Garamond Court/cour, Suite 225 Toronto Ontario M3C 1Z5
Chairperson: Teresa Woo-Paw
Executive Director: Lilian Ma
Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee: Moses Gashirabake
Director, Finance and Administration: Arsalan Tavassoli
Public: Invited through Eventbrite announcement and posting the event in the CRRF website. Also broadcasted via Twitter & Facebook.
Board members: Gina Valle, Alicia Damley, Art Miki, Anne-Marie Pham, Roy Pogorzelski.
Staff: Meg Mochizuki, Sharon Pun, Alisa Lu, Suvaka Priyatharsan, Jean-François Pagé
Volunteer : Saleha Forugue
Consultant: Len Rudner
Teresa Woo-Paw, Chairperson, welcomed the participants and thanked them for attending the event. She stated that this annual event also coincides with our 22nd anniversary of the CRRF as an organization and Canada’s leading agency dedicated to the elimination of racism and all forms of racial discrimination in Canadian society. She also expressed a heartfelt thank you to the dedicated staff of the CRRF and also to its extensive national network of consultants, advisors, partners and volunteers. She reported that:
As some of you may know, in 1988, the Government of Canada and the National Association of Japanese Canadians signed the Japanese Canadian Redress Agreement. Under the terms of this important agreement, the federal government also promised to create a Canadian Race Relations Foundation, which would "foster racial harmony and cross-cultural understanding and help to eliminate racism."
Lilian Ma, Executive Director, greets guests with a Land Acknowledgment and recaps the Foundations ongoing programs. She reported that:
Moses Gashirabake, Chair of our Finance & Audit Committee spoke on some highlights of the CRRF current financial status and standing.
Arsalan Tavassoli, Director of Finance and Administration reviewed the CRRF 2018/19 fiscal year financial state-of-affairs and informed the participants that he could answer to any questions they might have regarding the Foundation’s financial statements and resources.
There were no questions from the public attendees and other participants.
Teresa Woo-Paw thanked the participants and stated that:
The meeting was adjourned at 6.15 PM