Directions, the Canadian Race Relation’s journal, provides community-based, action-oriented research, commentary, and perspectives on eliminating racism and discrimination.
In continuation of the CRRF’s successful Race Relations Survey launch in December 2019, this month’s Directions features a commentary by Michael Adams, the founder and president of Environics Institute, and Lilian Ma, Executive Director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. “Are Canadians Ready to Confront Racism?” provides an overview of the importance of the survey conducted such as insights as to how racialized communities feel about racism towards groups other than their own, and where they see race relations heading towards in the future. One unique aspect of this report is the spectrum of perspectives collected, which include accounts from both those facing discrimination, as well as the viewpoints of non-racialized people and their perception of who is most or least likely victims of this discrimination. Read the article and follow the links below to the final report of the survey conducted.
Executive Summary: https://bit.ly/3adwGzk
Final Report: https://bit.ly/3agPYnw
Data Tables: https://bit.ly/30Bo9lp
Michael Adams is the president of the Environics group of research and communications consulting companies which he co-founded in 1970. In 2006 he founded the Environics Institute for Survey Research, where he also serves as President. He holds an Honours B.A. in Political Science from Queen’s University and a M.A. in Sociology from the University of Toronto. He is the author of six books and is a public speaker for issues ranging from public policy to national identity and diversity. In 2008, Michael Adams was appointed to the Ontario Premier’s Climate Change Advisory Panel and was made a Fellow of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, the highest honour that can be bestowed upon a member, for his contribution to marketing and survey research in Canada. In the spring of 2009, he received an honorary Doctor of Letters from Ryerson University in Toronto. In 2016, he was awarded the Order of Canada for his contributions in public opinion research.
Lilian Ma is the Executive Director of Canadian Race Relations Foundation. She holds a PhD in chemistry from Simon Fraser University and LL.B from the University of Toronto. Throughout her career, she has given much service to many academic and community networks in relation to access to justice, racial equality, and women’s rights. A founding Director and former National President of the Chinese Canadian National Council, she was also a founding Director and former National Secretary of the National Organization of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women of Canada, and a former Director of the Canadian Ethnocultural Council. Awards she has received for the work she has done include the Race Relations Award from the Urban Alliance on Race Relations and Lifetime Achievement Award from the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers.
Directions, the Canadian Race Relation’s journal, provides community-based, action-oriented research, commentary, and perspectives on eliminating racism and discrimination. This journal serves as an important piece of the CRRF’s mission to strengthen Canadian values and build a united Canadian community. Articles are aligned with the articulated themes of race, racism, and discrimination - in all forms - in Canada an approximately one article will be published per month.
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