October 2020
The CRRF 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.

Mr. Hashim, from Mississauga, Ontario, is a labour organizer and human rights advocate who has dedicated his career to supporting equity, inclusion and community empowerment. In the last decade, he has worked in the labour movement, most recently as a senior organizer for the Toronto & York Region Labour Council, where he advocated for a variety of issues, including many anti-racism initiatives. He has a strong dedication to public policy development in addressing systemic discrimination and has worked to create opportunities for marginalized communities through fellowships and community benefits agreements.

He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the United Way of Greater Toronto, Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Urban Alliance on Race Relations and is a founding advisor of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network. 

Read more HERE.

CRRF Anti-Racism Workshop

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.

The curriculum is designed for an experiential learning environment. Expert and screened facilitators will deliver a standard national framework. The workshop’s target audience is all Canadians. Participant materials include pre-workshop reading, in-workshop materials and post workshop resources. Each workshop will be conducted by approved facilitators with subject matter expertise.

Read more HERE.

Directions Journal

The October submission in Directions comes from Simran Dosanjh, J.D. “Color Coded Cognitive Care: Improving Mental Health Care for Ethno-Racialized Individuals in Ontario” focuses on three barriers ethno-racialized individuals face in accessing appropriate mental health care, discussing how these barriers result in unjust legal outcomes.

Simran Dosanjh is a recently licensed lawyer in Ontario who advocates for the rights of individuals from an anti-oppressive, anti-racist framework. Simran is a proud graduate of the University of Toronto where she completed her undergraduate degree in Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies, as well as her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. She hopes to apply the knowledge and skills she has gained through her education to protect the rights of marginalized and underrepresented communities.

Read more HERE.

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CRRF Careers
The CRRF is looking for a talented and professional Manager, Programs and Information Management to join our team (one year maternity coverage). Please check out the job posting here.
Cross Canada Roundtables - National Perspective
On October 28th, the CRRF met with the representatives of 11 organizations for our event "Cross Canada Conversation - A National Perspective”.

This event was to facilitate consultation, and the exchange of information between the nationally organized representatives of racialized communities. The focus of the discussions was 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.

Watch the conversation discussions HERE. 
Community Organization Contact Form
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 the 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.
CRRF We Are Canada Profiles

Through social activism and civic engagement, community leaders and activists featured in the CRRF's project, We are Canada, showcase personal stories that reflect the values Canadians share in spite of diverse backgrounds.

The “We Are Canada project” profiles ordinary Canadians who fight for social justice and contribute to the country in their respective ways. They are community heroes who make a difference in Canada. Our hope is to make their stories known to other Canadians.

The idea of the digital storybook came from photographer and writer Jean-François Bergeron, who grew up in a “secluded and closed” community in Quebec and was inspired by people he met while travelling across Canada over the years.

Check out leader profiles on our website. 

Follow us on social media, join the conversation by using the hashtag #CRRF.
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