Celebrating the Volunteers who exemplify the best of Canadian values

TORONTO, April 17, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Race Relations Foundation's (CRRF) recent Report on Canadian Values indicates that Canadians view volunteerism as one of the primary responsibilities of citizenship, making National Volunteer Week an important time to recognize the volunteers who donate their time and energy to building better communities and a stronger Canada.

Studies have found that Canadians believe that citizenship entails a degree of social responsibility, and according to a recent study by Statistics Canada, the number of volunteers is growing faster than Canada's population.

A stellar Board of Directors, led by Chairperson, Albert Lo, govern the CRRF. In addition, more than 100 volunteers generously contribute their time and expertise as speakers, advisors, writers and champions for positive race relations.

"Volunteers are an important part of building a more harmonious Canada. It is through concrete action across Canada that their efforts pay off in strengthening Canadian identity, a sense of belonging across communities and the importance of commitment to the values of this country reflective in the rights and responsibilities each of us hold as citizens and residents of this country," said Anita Bromberg, Executive Director, CRRF.

Visit www.crrf-fcrr.ca for the Report on Canadian Values and the online directory of people who represent the CRRF's national network (CRRF Community). Check out 150 Stories, which includes profiles of exemplary Canadian volunteers such as Darrel Pink and Orlando Bowen. 150 Stories is a collection of unique stories celebrating Canada's upcoming sesquicentennial.

SOURCE Canadian Race Relations Foundation

For further information: Anita Bromberg, CRRF Executive Director, abromberg@crrf-fcrr.ca, 416-508-9033.


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