Canadian Race Relations Foundation Welcomes New Executive Director

TORONTO, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) Chair and Board warmly welcome Anita Bromberg to the position of Executive Director of the CRRF, following her appointment by an Order in Council.

"We are extremely pleased that a person of Anita Bromberg's calibre has been appointed to the Executive Director position, after a thorough search and interview process by the Government of Canada," stated Albert Lo, CRRF Chairperson.

"A recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the Community Program Excellence Award, Anita brings to the position almost three decades of experience working on issues of racism and discrimination, as well as human rights and intergroup relations.  Born and raised in Winnipeg, Anita is a lawyer by profession, and was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1982.  A frequent spokesperson, lecturer, trainer and media representative on topical issues of the day, particularly as they relate to racialized communities, she has instituted and participated in numerous intercultural outreach and educational initiatives," Lo continued.  "An outstanding advocate for intergroup relations and for action on hate incidents, Anita has served, among others, on school board equity committees, community liaison committees for police services, the Global Forum on Antisemitism, the International legal Expert Forum, the International Association of Jurists, and co-ordinated the Community Anti-Hate Forum and Youth Forum – dealing with discrimination, bigotry and hate.  In addition, she has also developed and co-ordinated databases for online research, an essential function of the CRRF's Library and Clearinghouse.

"Anita has participated as an expert panelist in a number of CRRF programmes over the past number of years, so we are familiar with her abilities and fine legal mind.  The Board, staff and I are looking forward to working with Anita.  We are excited to have her join us at this crucial time as the CRRF continues to work towards its mandate of helping to build a Canadian society founded on mutual respect and a common sense of responsibility for combatting racism. She will help us in our mission of furthering and safeguarding our democratic freedoms and diversity within that framework," Lo stated.

SOURCE: Canadian Race Relations Foundation

For further information: Anita Bromberg's Resume will appear shortly on the CRRF web site and she will be in the Foundation offices at various times over the coming weeks. In the meantime, inquiries can be directed to: Rubin Friedman, Spokesperson, 647-403-8526

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