CRRF’s National Anti-Racism Fund now open for new funding applications
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF)’s National Anti-Racism Fund (NARF) is once again calling for funding applications from organizations across Canada who are planning anti-racist events and youth initiatives in 2024. NARF supports events and youth initiatives that are public, social, and/or learning occasions to reduce systemic racism, promote and increase availability and accessibility of […]
Honouring Emancipation Day 2023
Photo credits: York University Libraries, Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections, Toronto Telegram fonds, ASC06124. On August 1, 1833, the British Parliament ended centuries of enslavement throughout the British Empire. In the preceding centuries, over 4,000 enslaved people were brought to lands now known as Quebec and Ontario, alongside indentured servants, Maroons and enslaved people […]
The CRRF welcomes Shannon Thomas Ryan!
We’re pleased to announce the arrival of new colleague Shannon Thomas Ryan, as Director of Community Investment. Shannon Thomas Ryan (he, him) has over two decades of experience as a senior leader in Canada’s non-profit sector. His notable roles include serving as the executive director of two prominent HIV-focused non-profits in Ontario: the Black Coalition […]
The CRRF welcomes David Gomez!
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is pleased to welcome David Gomez, CRRF’s new Events Manager. With a wealth of leadership experience spanning several years in large-scale event management and production, David is a passionate curator driven by the desire to create inclusive spaces that reflect the diversity of marginalized communities. His commitment to fostering equity […]
The New Yellow Peril: 100 years since the Chinese Exclusion Act
As we mark the 100 year anniversary of Canada’s Chinese Exclusion Act, we must acknowledge an underlying fear and anxiety that continues to allow ethnocultural identities to be seen as national security threats. The Act was a piece of racist, anti-Chinese legislation that toughened existing laws like the Chinese Immigration Act of 1885, which included […]
Celebrating Asian Heritage Month: Commemorating the past and looking to the future
Asian Canadians have long contributed to building a rich, strong and diverse Canada, despite having been excluded and subject to racist public policies during several notable moments in Canadian history. While this history is part of our past, alongside discriminatory legislation like the Chinese Exclusion Act and the Chinese Head Tax, anti-Asian racism continues to […]
Survey of Needs and Consultations for Youth Leaders of Anti-Racism Work
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is a facilitator of knowledge and discussion on combatting racial discrimination in Canada. A key part of this work is hearing from young people about their anti-racism efforts. Throughout the country, youth are leading initiatives that tackle racism in their communities. They’re navigating challenges, innovating solutions, and reflecting lived experience […]