Directions, CRRF’s open access journal, provides community-based, action-oriented research, commentary, and perspectives on eliminating racism and discrimination. This journal serves as an important piece of our mission to strengthen Canadian values and to build a united Canadian community. Directions offers a forum for important dialogue and debate on race-related issues and practical recommendations for policy development and change.

We will accept previously published articles.

We will continue to accept original book reviews but will also accept previously published submissions.

At the end of the year, the complete volume (containing all approved submissions) will be published online and in print.

We believe that this new approach will continue the tradition of encouraging research and the sharing of best practices.

To submit email:

Submission instructions

  • Submissions should be clear, understandable and accessible to a wide readership.
  • Manuscripts should be in electronic format, on Microsoft Word, 12-point font, typewritten and double-spaced with footnotes, references, tables, and charts on separate pages.
  • Authors are strongly encouraged to provide both French and English versions of their paper to adhere to the Official Languages Act
  • Articles should be appropriately footnoted and reference and bibliographies should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) style
  • Author information will be removed before manuscripts are sent for editorial evaluation
  • The authors hold copyright.
  • Views expressed by authors are not necessarily those of the CRRF.
  • Obtaining permission for any quoted or reprinted material that requires permission, and paying any associated fees, is the responsibility of the author. Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal.
  • Word Count:
    • Article/Report: 8 000 – 10 000 words
    • Abstract: 100 – 200 words in English and French
    • Book Reviews: 1000 – 2000 words

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