CANADIAN RACE RELATIONS FOUNDATION - FONDATION CANADIENNE DES RELATIONS RACIALESToronto, Ontario
The mandate and objectives of the Foundation are defined under Section 4 of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation Act. The purpose of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation is to facilitate throughout Canada the development, sharing and application of knowledge and expertise in order to contribute to the elimination of racism and all forms of racial discrimination in Canadian society: a. undertaking research and collecting data and developing a national information base in order to further understanding of the nature of racism and racial discrimination and to assist business, labour, voluntary, community and other organizations as well as public institutions, governments, researchers and the general public in eliminating racism and racial discrimination; b. acting as a clearing-house, providing information about race relations resources and establishing links with public, private and educational institutions and libraries; c. facilitating consultation, and the exchange of information, relating to race relations policies, programs and research; d. promoting effective race relations training and assisting in the development of professional standards; e. increasing public awareness of the importance of eliminating racism and racial discrimination; f. collaborating with business, labour, voluntary, community and other organizations, as well as public institutions and all levels of government, in instituting and supporting programs and activities; and g. supporting and promoting the development of effective policies and programs for the elimination of racism and racial discrimination.*
The CRRF is a Federal Crown Corporation governed by the Canadian Race Relations
Foundation Act 1991, and is a registered charitable corporation under the Income
The CRRF’s primary source of income is derived from the investment income earned
from investments of the original contribution of the $24 million Endowment Fund and other investments. It may also receive funds from, project administration, donations, government grants and contributions for specific projects, but it does not receive a regular annual appropriation.