“I think that all Canadians should be involved in these dialogues.” – Survey respondent
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
Marking Human Rights Day: Stand up for someone's rights today!
To mark International Human Rights Day in 2017, the CRRF held a roundtable in Vancouver on Building Bridges among East Asian Communities: How Does Racism Affect Us?
In honour of the UN's International Human Rights Day 2016, the CRRF held a roundtable on countering racism in the presence of the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
The Urban Agenda
From 2015 to 2015, the CRRF dedicated the Roundtable program to a six-city series, The Urban Agenda: Race Relations and Multiculturalism in Canadian Cities.
The Urban Agenda will celebrate 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. A final culminating report will be available. 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