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March 31, 2023

Annual Public Meeting

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) will host its Annual Public Meeting (APM) on Thursday, April 5, at 1 PM, Eastern Daylight Time – virtually via zoom.

The APM is an opportunity for CRRF to provide an overview of its accomplishments over the past year, as well as an occasion for members of the public to ask questions.

If you are interested in having your questions included in the question-and-answer period at the APM, feel free to send your questions in advance to programs@crrf-fcrr.ca by April 2, 2023, with the subject line, “CRRF APM”.

DATE: April 5, 2023 (Amended date from April 6, 2023)

TIME: 1 PM EST (10 AM PST, 11 AM MST, 12 PM CST, 2 PM AST)

LOCATION: ZOOM (link will be emailed, closer to the date)

Agenda for the Annual Public Meeting

  • Welcome & opening remarks
  • Highlights of CRRF’s activities
  • Informal Conversation with Émilie Nicolas and Art Miki
  • Feedback from the public and Q & A
  • Closing remarks

Émilie Nicolas is a Vanier Scholar and PhD candidate in Linguistic Anthropology at the University of Toronto, and the co-founder of Québec inclusif, a movement that actively unites citizens against racism and social exclusion. Her research focuses on the role of a shared language in the connections between Quebec and Haiti. She has contributed to various organizations in Canada and internationally. She sits on the boards of the Broadbent Institute, an important progressive think-tank, and the Quebec Women’s Federation, the largest feminist organization in Canada. An active bridge-builder, Emilie has co-initiated a coalition campaigning for equality and against systemic racism in Quebec. Her work has been published in several journals, magazines and newspapers, and she is a frequent media commentator, analyst and public speaker on human rights issues. Emilie is the recipient of a Harry Jerome Award for leadership along with a Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case.

Arthur Miki has had a distinguished career as an educator and community activist. He began his career as an elementary school teacher and later served as principal for 18 years. Throughout his career, Dr. Miki dedicated a considerable amount of time to promoting positive race relations and a greater understanding between peoples, as well as to increase awareness of human rights issues in Canada. He was formerly the Vice Chairperson of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, Vice President of the Manitoba Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, and President of the Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba. Dr. Miki is an active leader in the Japanese Canadian community, having served as president of the National Association of Japanese Canadians from 1984-1992. In 1991 he received this country’s highest recognition, the Order of Canada. In October 1999 he received an Honourary Doctorate degree from the University of Winnipeg, and on July 12, 2012 he received the Order of Manitoba. Dr. Miki is the author of The Japanese Canadian Redress Legacy: A Community Revitalized (2003) and co-author of Shaku of Wondrous Grace: Through the Garden of Yoshimaru (2007). Dr. Miki was Citizenship Judge for Manitoba and Saskatchewan from 1998. He is currently a part-time lecturer at the University of Winnipeg, Faculty of Education.



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