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Initiatives Against Racism will sponsor 10 new projects

Couleur Coeur: The latest Foundation undertaking…

CRRF Community Forum in Moncton on March 1st. Moncton will be the site of the next CRRF Board of Directors meeting. In an effort to reach out to the local community and inform them of the Foundation’s work, the CRRF will be hosting an anti-racism education workshop and a public community forum.

Thursday, February 28: Couleur Coeur: Pour mener une lutte c006caire0020contre le racisme is a workshop for educators interested in intercultural education, human rights and anti-racism. The event will feature Couleur Coeur, a teacher’s guide and video produced by the CRRF and TFO.

Friday, March 1: “Countering Racism in New Brunswick: Implications of the World Conference Against Racism for Local Issues” will include a panel discussion around the UN conference in South Africa. The event is hosted by the CRRF Chair, The Honourable Lincoln Alexander, with a keynote address from The Honourable Claudette Bradshaw, newly appointed Secretary of State responsible for Multiculturalism.

What’s happening in Canada for Black History Month?

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation recognizes Black History Month with the development of a website section. The reader will find information, materials and contacts for Black History Month events and activities from a number of organizations across Canada.

The website can be found at crr.ca/EN/WhatsNewEvents/BlackHistoryMonth/2002/Home.html and will be online until March 4.

Initiatives Against Racism (IAR) will sponsor 10 new projects.

Ten projects will receive a grant from the CRRF, from the October 2001 round of submissions. The happy beneficiaries will be La ligue des Noirs du Qub0065c and Na’amat Canada Montreal in Quebec, the Canadian Arab Federation, Canadian Human Rights Canada / EGALE, the Seven Generations Education Institute and the Ontario Workers Arts and Heritage Centre in Ontario, the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre and the Cultural Diversity Instiutute in Alberta and the Cranbrook Women’s Resource Society and the Capital Region Race Relations Association in British Columbia.

The deadline for the next round of IAR submissions is Monday, June 3rd, 2002.

Please visit the CRRF Programs Web page at crr.ca/en/Programs/eProgHome.htm for more information.

Couleur Coeur: The latest CRRF undertaking…

A CRRF discussion forum entitled: “Couleur Coeur: Pour mener une lutte eclaire0020contre le racisme dans nos c006fles” took place on February 1, 2002 in Ottawa, Ontario. At the event, the CRRF launched the newly developed French resource kit designed for educators addressing racism issues. The Couleur Coeur kit includes a video produced by TFO, an accompanying teacher’s guide, and related materials produced by the CRRF. The event was hosted by the Conseil des c006fles catholiques de langue frana0069se du Centre-Est.

You can download the French-language Teacher’s Guide for free at crr.ca/en/Publications/ePubHome.htm

Copies of the resource kit ($10) are available from Sandy Yep at syep@crr.ca or by phone at 1-888-240-4936.

Contact Information:

Canadian Race Relations Foundation
4576 Yonge Street, Suite 701
Toronto, Ontario M2N 6N4
tel: 1-888-240-4936
fax: 1-888-399-0333
email: info@crr.ca
website: crr.ca

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