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The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is Canada's leading agency
dedicated to the elimination of racism and all forms of racial discrimination in Canadian society.

The Legacy of Residential Schools: Canadians React

The Legacy of Residential Schools: Canadians React

CRRF, the Assembly of First Nations and Abacus Data asks Canadians if we have reached a turning point in public support for action for Indigenous people in this latest study.

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CRRF Sponsors The National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism

CRRF Sponsors The National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism

The first-ever National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism to be held on June 10-11.

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We Are Still Here: CRRF Celebrates National Indigenous History Month

We Are Still Here: CRRF Celebrates National Indigenous History Month

CRRF invites you to celebrate National Indigenous History Month!

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Asian Heritage Month Webinar: The Stories We're Told

Asian Heritage Month Webinar: The Stories We're Told

Join us on May 28th for an exciting discussion on the relationship between the media and anti-Asian racism in Canada.

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CRRF announces the survey results of The Blackness in Canada Project!

CRRF announces the survey results of The Blackness in Canada Project!

The findings are the result of a nationwide survey conducted by York University's Institute for Social Research in partnership with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

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I, Too, Am Canada: Celebrating Asian Heritage Month 2021

I, Too, Am Canada: Celebrating Asian Heritage Month 2021

CRRF celebrates the contributions of all Asian Canadians this Asian Heritage Month.

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Justice for One, But Not Necessarily for All

Justice for One, But Not Necessarily for All

We should be satisfied with yesterday's verdict, but we mustn't forget that fleeting justice is not complete justice.

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CRRF Is Seeking New Members To Its Board of Directors!

CRRF Is Seeking New Members To Its Board of Directors!

Application deadline is April 26th, 2021.

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New Webinar: Is Criticizing Immigration Racist?

New Webinar: Is Criticizing Immigration Racist?

A new webinar on race and immigration policy in partnership with the Canadian Immigration Museum at Pier 21 on April 9th.

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CRRF/YWCA #BlockHate Campaign Highlights the Consequences of Online Hate

CRRF/YWCA #BlockHate Campaign Highlights the Consequences of Online Hate

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation and YWCA Canada launch an awareness campaign highlighting the stories of young Canadian women who have survived misogyny and racism online

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Our Worst Fears Realized

Our Worst Fears Realized

A Statement from the Canadian Race Relations Foundation On the Increase of Anti-Asian Violence Across North America The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is deeply concerned with the increasing levels of violence perpetrated against Canada's Asian population since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The violence against Asian-Canadians harkens back to an extremely dark period in Canada's history where Asians were targets of racism during a period of crisis. The present-day events put this country on a dangerous trajectory that it cannot afford to repeat.

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Anti-Black Racism and the Employment Equity Act

Anti-Black Racism and the Employment Equity Act

Is the Employment Equity Act Failing Black Canadian Workers? : A roundtable discussion hosted by CRRF in partnership with the Canadian Labour Congress

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Celebrating Phenomenal Women On the Frontlines of History and Social Justice in Canada

Celebrating Phenomenal Women On the Frontlines of History and Social Justice in Canada

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation celebrates International Women’s Day with all women across Canada, particularly those who have been on the frontlines of history and movements to advance the rights of racialized Canadians.

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CRRF's "28 Days of Black Canadian Excellence" Series Now Available for Download!

Thank you so much for your interest in the Canadian Race Relations Foundation's 28 Days of Black Canadian Excellence series! Some of the men and women we have featured may be known to you, others may be lesser-known, but all are important contributors to the overall history of Canada.  Please take the time to learn more about each of them and feel free to share their stories. Each profile is now available for download!

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CRRF Celebrates Canada’s 25th Black History Month

CRRF Celebrates Canada’s 25th Black History Month

Every February, CRRF joins the rest of Canada in a month-long observance of the accomplishments and contributions of Black Canadians from coast to coast. Black History Month in Canada was officially declared on February 1, 1996, making today the 25th anniversary of the observance of this special month on Canadian shores.

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Official Statement from CRRF on the Declaration of January 29th as a National Day of Remembrance of Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia

Official Statement from CRRF on the Declaration of January 29th as a National Day of Remembrance of Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) welcomes the declaration by Minister Steven Guilbeault as the 29th of January a National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia. On this date every year from now on Canada will remember the victims of this horrible crime. Their names were Azzedine Soufiane, Abdelkrim Hassane, Mohamedou Tanou Barry, Ibrahima Barry, Aboubaker Thabti, Khaled Belkacemi.

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National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec Mosque Attack and Action against Islamophobia

National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec Mosque Attack and Action against Islamophobia

A letter from Executive Director Mohammed Hashim to the Minister of Canadian Heritage

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CRRF Releases Poll Results on Online Hate Speech and Racism in Canada

CRRF Releases Poll Results on Online Hate Speech and Racism in Canada

Over the last decade social media has become the most popular and effective tool to exercise one's freedom of speech. But with the limitless freedom share one's views online also comes the ability to disseminate hateful, racist and extremist vitriol with relative impunity. How do Canadians feel about this? What do they propose government should do about it?

In mid-January of this year, CRRF commissioned Abacus Data to conduct a survey of Canadians on their perceptions and experiences, as well as their recommendations for regulating hate speech and racism online.

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CRRF 2020 Annual Public Meeting

CRRF 2020 Annual Public Meeting

The CRRF 2020 Annual Public Meeting took place on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. Due the circumstances of COVID-19, the meeting was hosted virtually through video software WebEx Meetings.

During this year's meeting, our new Executive Director Mohammed Hashim took the time to outline the achievements of this past year.

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Cross Canada Conversation - A National Perspective

Cross Canada Conversation - A National Perspective

This event seeked to facilitate consultation, and the exchange of information between the nationally organized representatives of racialized communities.

The focus of the discussions were on challenges faced, best practices, and recommendations for new or improved policies at the national level. We were also interested in the way in which organizations engaged in research and advocacy on behalf of their communities.

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24th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation Act

24th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation Act

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation was created as a direct result of the Redress Agreement. The CRRF, created through legislation that was given Royal Assent on February 1, 1991 and proclaimed on October 28, 1996, expressed the desire of the Japanese Canadian community to create an organization that would fight racism and act as a bridge-builder between communities.

Today, 24 years later, the pain of racism and discrimination are felt by many across the nation. We see a rise in anti-black racism, anti-Asian sentiment, Islamophobia, antisemitism, religious discrimination, in an ever more polarized world. Equally, Indigenous communities are increasingly facing discrimination and much more is needed to achieve the promise of reconciliation.

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The Canadian Race Relations Foundation welcomes Mohammed Hashim as its new Executive Director

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation welcomes Mohammed Hashim as its new Executive Director

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is pleased to welcome Mr. Mohammed Hashim as its new Executive Director. The appointment was announced by the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage.

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Network of Anti-Racism Organizations

Network of Anti-Racism Organizations

As part of our 2020 - 2023 Strategic Plan, CRRF is re-building capacity as a convener. To support this direction, a new Anti-Racism Organizations Contact Form is being launched. This form is designed to provide all Canadians with a searchable database of organizations focused on race relations and anti-racism efforts.

Join the growing list of organizations involved in anti-racism efforts across Canada in our new Anti-Racism Organization database. Following a review for completeness, your organization’s information will be available to any visitor to CRRF’s website. Thank you for working with CRRF in building this database.

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CRRF Anti-Racism Workshop

CRRF Anti-Racism Workshop

The Canadian Race Relations Foundations (CRRF) regularly receives requests for anti-racism training and workshops.

CRRF Anti-Racism Workshop seeks to build on the achievements of the Canada Beyond 150 initiative and an updated bibliographic search capacity. Our goal is to develop capacity for equity, offering a safe space for discussion and conversation about equity, race, and human rights, while simultaneously helping participants navigate differences, diversity, power relationships and conflict.

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Racism in Canada Leads to Inequitable Health and Social Outcomes

Racism in Canada Leads to Inequitable Health and Social Outcomes

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) strongly endorses the recent release of a new resource entitled “Social determinants and inequities in health for Black Canadians: A Snapshot”, the result of ongoing work of the Health Inequalities Reporting Initiative.

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Looking at Hate Crime Statistics in Canada

Looking at Hate Crime Statistics in Canada

Hate crimes against targeted communities remain a dark stain on the values that the overwhelming majority of Canadians support, and beyond our borders, we see evidence of the tragic damage that hatred can exact.

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Systemic Anti-Black Racism in Canada Must be Remedied: Urgent Changes Needed to Help Black Canadians Thrive

Systemic Anti-Black Racism in Canada Must be Remedied: Urgent Changes Needed to Help Black Canadians Thrive

As expressed recently, Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) strongly endorses the report of the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) into the racial profiling and discriminatory practices of the Toronto Police Service and calls for the adoption of the recommendations made in the report. This second interim report, “A Disparate Impact”, presented in August 2020, is a follow-up on the OHRC’s initial report, “A Collective Impact”, released in December 2018. Both reports support the recurrence of systemic anti-Black racism in Canada.

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The CRRF strongly endorses ON Human Rights Commission 2nd Interim Report on Racial profiling and racial discrimination by Toronto Police Service

The CRRF strongly endorses ON Human Rights Commission 2nd Interim Report on Racial profiling and racial discrimination by Toronto Police Service

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) strongly endorses the report of the Ontario Human Rights Commission into the discriminatory practices of the Toronto Police Service and calls for the adoption of the recommendations made in the report.

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Anti-Black Racism - Now is the Time to Act

Anti-Black Racism - Now is the Time to Act

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation condemns racially motivated actions against all people. We acknowledge the many Canadian protests and voices in support of US anti-Black racism demonstrations against police brutality in the George Floyd case. Canada’s peaceful demonstrations raise the importance for Canadians to address systemic inequalities inundating Black, Indigenous, and other racialized communities. The COVID-19 environment had already begun to reveal similar risks and fault lines. Read more for our full statement.

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2020-2023 Strategic Direction

2020-2023 Strategic Direction

In 2019, the Foundation mindfully engaged in stakeholder consultation sessions across Canada to gauge the current state of anti-racism issues and opportunities, and to analyze collected insights in order to develop a new strategic direction that will guide the Foundation’s activities in the new 2020-2023 Strategic Plan. The consultation confirmed the need for the Foundation to reset its strategic direction to better respond to the current realities and pressing needs of organizations, public institutions and leaders who are working on anti-racism issues.

The consultation and ensuing Board conversations resulted in revised statements for the Foundation’s vision, mission and values. Three (3) new strategic directions were also identified as focus areas for the 2020-2013 Strategic Plan, including the Foundation’s priorities for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

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COVID-19 Notice

COVID-19 Notice

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is a federal crown corporation dedicated to the facilitation of the development of sharing and application of knowledge and expertise to contribute to the elimination of racism and all forms of racial discrimination in Canadian society.

We do this by bringing people together and providing educational resources and events for the public. For this reason, the emergence of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic concerns us very deeply and we are also doing our part in slowing the spread of the virus.

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The Legacy of Residential Schools And Alberta's New School Curriculum

The Legacy of Residential Schools And Alberta's New School Curriculum

A poll by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, the Assembly of First Nations, and Abacus Data indicates that 62 percent of Albertans want the provincial government to increase Indigenous history in the school curriculum.

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