Organization Profile - Canadian Race Relations Foundation

Canadian Race Relations Foundation



Crown Corporation (Exempt from Part X of the FAA)

Minister Responsible

Minister of Canadian Heritage

Mandate

The work of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) focuses on raising public awareness of the causes and manifestations of racism in Canada. It is a source of information, providing perspective and research data to contribute to the elimination of racism. The Foundation focuses on a variety of issues through the contract research program and conferences, forums and workshops placing particular emphasis on eliminating racism in employment and education. Information and resource development include disseminating information through the CRRF's Web site, annotated bibliographies and published materials. The Foundation was proclaimed by the federal government on October 28, 1996 and, in accordance with the Japanese Canadian Redress Agreement, the government provided the Foundation with a one-time endowment fund of $24 million. CRRF operates on income generated by investing the endowment fund, and donations.

Head Office

Toronto, Ontario

Appointment Provisions

Canadian Race Relations Foundation Act

The activities of the Foundation shall be managed by a Board of Directors consisting of a Chairperson and not more than 11 other directors to be appointed by the Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister, after the Minister, taking into account the multicultural character, linguistic duality and regional diversity of Canadian society, has consulted with any governments, institutions, organizations and individuals that the Minister considers appropriate.

Persons appointed to the Board must have knowledge or experience that will assist the Foundation in fulfilling its purpose.

Each director shall be appointed to hold office for a term not exceeding four years. A director is eligible for reappointment to the Board in the same or another capacity.

If the Chairperson is absent or unable to act or if the office of Chairperson is vacant, the Vice-Chairperson may act as Chairperson.

There shall be an Executive Director of the Foundation, who shall be appointed by the Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister, for a term not exceeding five years. The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the Foundation and is eligible for reappointment.

If the Executive Director is absent or unable to act or if the office of Executive Director is vacant, the Board may authorize a director or an officer or employee of the Foundation to act as Executive Director, but no person may so act for a period exceeding sixty days without the approval of the Governor in Council.

Eligibility/Conflicts

Persons appointed to the Board must have knowledge or experience that will assist the Foundation in fulfilling its purpose

Consultation

The directors are appointed after consultation by the Minister, taking into account the multicultural character, linguistic duality and regional diversity of Canadian society, with any governments, institutions, organizations and individuals that the Minister considers appropriate. The Minister shall consult the Board of Directors on the appointment of the Executive Director.

Quorum

A majority of directors in office constitutes a quorum at a meeting of the Board.

Remuneration

Chairperson

  • Fixed by GiC:
    recommended per diem ($220 - $260)
  • Annual ($5,700 - $6,700)
  • Travel and living expenses to be fixed by GIC.

Director

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($260 - $325)
  • Not Specified ($2,900 - $3,400)
  • Travel and living expenses to be fixed by GIC.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Executive Director
Bromberg, Anita
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2014-05-26
2017-05-25
Chairperson
Lo, Albert
Richmond, British Columbia
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2007-10-12
2018-10-11
Directors
Attia, Paul
Aurora, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2011-12-15
2017-12-14
Daud, Aslam
Maple, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2014-04-10
2017-04-09
Douglass-Williams, Christine
Hamilton, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-05-28
2018-05-27
Friedman, Rubin
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-05-28
2018-05-27
Ghanem, Ashraf
Fredericton, New Brunswick
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2014-11-27
2016-11-26
Samsundar, Khamini
Ajax, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2014-12-11
2017-12-10
Silberman, Toni
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2006-12-18
2017-12-17
1 Vacant Position
Auditor
Auditor General of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2006-12-18
Total vacancies: 1