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CRRF’s National Anti-Racism Fund: Working together to build a more anti-racist Canada

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) seeks to support organizations to combat racism, promote events and education, and build a more anti-racist society.

The $3 million National Anti-Racism Fund (the Fund) will be disbursed over two years, which is a valuable contribution to the continuation of CRRF’s mission: developing, sharing, and applying knowledge and expertise to contribute to the elimination of racism and all forms of racial discrimination in Canadian society.


Who or what is eligible for the Fund?

Applications must align with one or more of the following themes and objectives:

  1. Systemic racial barriers: Reducing barriers to inclusion by addressing systemic racism in education, healthcare, the justice system, public services, employment, and public life.
  2. Research and education: Promoting and increasing availability and accessibility of data, evidence, and community insights on race relations in Canada.
  3. Public awareness: Informing public policies by highlighting systemic and institutional barriers.
  4. Cultural and intercultural community building: Creating cross-cultural opportunities through discussions and dialogue on race, religion, building awareness, and collaborations.

In addition, projects or events should be designed to achieve one or more of the following results:

  • Increase public awareness of public policy issues related to race relations, anti-racism, or anti-hate nationally, regionally, or in local communities;
  • Increase public awareness of Canada’s cultural diversity;
  • Increase awareness of factors such as race, culture, ethnicity, or religion that may be hindering full participation of the entire Canadian population in society and the economy;
  • Increase knowledge and capacity within communities to address racism and discrimination.



There are three types of funding within this grant. Each funding stream has different criteria and different amounts of available funding. All proposals for projects, events, or initiatives must include a detailed schedule, with a completion date no later than December 31, 2023.


Application deadline

The application portal opened at 6:00 AM Pacific time on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, and will close at 6:00 PM Pacific time on Friday, January 28, 2022, for project-based applications. It will remain open for Event sponsorships and Youth initiative sponsorships until December 2022.


Application process

Applications will only be accepted through the online application portal. However, for reference, the full applications are available in PDF format for download. Organizations that are interested in applying to the National Anti-Racism Fund are encouraged to download the PDF file to review the application questions and prepare all required information and attachments before submitting their application through the online portal.


To learn more about the three types of funding, eligibility, application, and more, visit the fund page now.