Canadian Race Relations Foundation Case Study

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is an agency committed to the elimination of racism, and promoting harmonic relations between the diverse groups of the Canadian populace. The foundation was ratified under legislature by the federal government in the year 1996, and its operations operations in 1997. The foundation sustains itself on a one-time endowment of $24 million, charitable contributions it receives, and grants. The organization is accountable to the citizens of Canada via the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, which overlooks the appointment of the Board of Directors and the Executive Director, in addition to reviewing the reports of the foundation. Over its 17 years in service, the foundation has established …show more content…
Lincoln M. Alexander was appointed as the first chair for the foundation. The foundation faced changes in its leadership between the years 2003-2007. The first chair person of the foundation, Hon. Lincoln M. Alexander stepped down in 2003, and passed on the torch to Hon. Patrick Case, who left the foundation shortly after his appointment. Sister Andrée Ménard and Hon. Des Doran held positions of acting chairpersons until 2007, after which Hon. Albert Lo was appointed as chair, and who currently holds this position. In 1999, the CRRF was heavily involved in the preparation of the United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance, which took place in 2001. During the horrors of post-9/11, the foundation distributed mini-posters and stickers urging Canadians to not discriminate against a race/religion. As of 2002 the CRRF is the pioneering body that is contributing towards the Canada Action Plan Against …show more content…
These discussions are usually open to the public.
• Interfaith and Belonging: The program’s goal is to promote civic participation and engagement across different communities in Canada in addition to strengthening the Canadian identity. This is a 3-year project (with possibility of extension) and is facilitated with partners such as the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Canada, Hindu Federation, World Sikh organization, Multicultural Association of Nova Scotia, and many more.
• Other programs and initiatives include Canada Lecture, Lifetime Achievement Award, diverse projects with the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination, and the Online Catalogue.
As mandated by the legislature, the foundation operates across Canada and has its principle office located in Toronto, Ontario. The foundation caters to everyone in Canadian

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