Canadian Race Relations Foundation

In 1988, the Government of Canada and the National Association of Japanese Canadians signed the Japanese Canadian Redress Agreement that acknowledged that the treatment of Japanese Canadians during and after World War II was unjust and violated principles of human rights. Under the terms of the agreement, the federal government created a Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF), to "foster racial harmony and cross-cultural understanding and help to eliminate racism." The purpose of the CRRF 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.

Episodes

Canadian Race Relations Foundation Accidental Activist New

Accidental Activist is a story of an immigrant from Tanzania who came to Canada as a young boy. In the process of overcoming personal challenges of identity and belonging, El-Farouk has dedicated himself to creating a world of wellness and oneness.
  • 2020
  • 00:22:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/14/2020

Canadian Race Relations Foundation The Science of Racism New

This video explores the ways in which our brain compartmentalizes, classifies and subconsciously discriminates in order to make sense of the world around us.
  • 2018
  • 00:51:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/14/2020

Canadian Race Relations Foundation Walking in Two Worlds New

This film follows the story of Chloe Dragon Smith, a young Metis woman from the small northern city of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. She is of Chipewyan and European heritage and she grew up close to her Indigenous cultural values and learned traditional skills for living on the land. This northern upbringing shaped her values today.
  • 2020
  • 00:22:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/14/2020

Canadian Race Relations Foundation Mother Tongues: The Journey of Tam Goossen New

Through the lens of her life story, Toronto activist and educator Tam Goossen speaks to the challenges and triumphs of Chinese-Canadian communities.
  • 2019
  • 00:22:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/14/2020

Canadian Race Relations Foundation Inuk Butterfly New

Olivia Lya Thomassie is an Inuk woman following her path through art. Beading, photography and tattooing are her defense against prejudice and difficulty. This documentary explores her complex search for identity in the face of culture shock. Her resilience and her thirst for adventure mirror the flight of a butterfly in nature or in the immense urban landscape. In French ...
  • 2020
  • 00:22:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/14/2020

Canadian Race Relations Foundation RDS vs.: A Story of Race and Justice New

This film tells the personal story of Rodney Darren Smalls (RDS) and his journey to shake the stereotypes that followed him as a black teenage drug dealer, and channel his entrepreneurship into community benefit.
  • 2020
  • 00:22:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/14/2020

Canadian Race Relations Foundation Beyond Unceded Territories New

Beyond Unceded Territories dives deeply into the perspective of artist and activist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. Yuxweluptun is one of Canada's most outspoken and influential contemporary artists. He is of Cowichan and Okanagan First Nations decent. His work is highly political and confronts issues of colonization, climate change and oppression head-on. He recently collaborated on a virtual reality film, Unceded Territories, ...
  • 2020
  • 00:22:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/12/2020