The Canadian Race Relations Foundation holds a series of roundtables across Canada. CRRF Roundtables bring together people who are engaged in the ongoing dialogue about race relations and multiculturalism in Canada. They build on our collective knowledge and understanding and generate new ideas for deeper exploration.
Roundtables are open to the public and of interest to people who are working in the field of diversity and inclusion, actively engaged in discussions about multiculturalism, and/or city-building and urban studies.
Past CRRF Roundtables
2021 03 19 | Employment Equity: Is it failing Black workers? | Virtual Event
2020 10 28 | Cross Canada Conversation - A National Perspective | Virtual Event
2020 03 09 | Racism and Civil Society: Seeking Room for Dialogue | Vancouver, BC
2018 12 10 | Human Rights at 70: A Roundtable to Examine the Progress and Gaps for Communities | Toronto, ON
2017 12 10 | Building Bridges Among East Asian Communities: How Does Racism Affect Us? | Burnaby, BC
2016 12 07 | Marking Human Rights Day: Stand up for Someone's Rights Today! | Toronto, ON
The Urban Agenda
From 2015 to 2016, the CRRF dedicated the Roundtable program to a six-city series, The Urban Agenda: Race Relations and Multiculturalism in Canadian Cities. The Urban Agenda celebrated the individual and collective success of Canadian Cities as hubs of diversity and models of inclusion, while exploring issues that remain unresolved and identifying emerging challenges. In each city, a panel of distinguished thought leaders presented their perspective with an emphasis on the challenges and promises of multiculturalism. The Canadian Race Relations Foundation will document the Roundtables in a written summation and video as an exploration of Canadian values through culture, faith and identity. Individual summaries of each Urban Agenda Roundtable can be found below.
2016 07 11 |The last of the six-series Roundtables | Halifax, NS
2016 05 18 |Race Relations and Multiculturalism in Canadian Cities| Calgary, AB
2016 01 19 | Creating a Great City of Communities | Vancouver, BC
2015 09 18 | ONE: The Mayor's National Summit on Racial Inclusion | Winnipeg, MB
2015 05 27 | Les Relations Raciales et le Multiculturalisme dans les Villes Canadiennes | Montreal, QC
2015 01 20 | Diversity is our Strength: Challenges and Promises | Toronto, ON