Anti-Asian Racism Lead, The Canadian Race Relations Foundation

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) was created in 1996 to reaffirm the principles of justice and equality for all in Canada. The CRRF’s mandate is to facilitate throughout Canada the development, sharing, and application of knowledge and expertise to eliminate racism and all forms of racial discrimination in Canadian society.

At the CRRF, our mission is to build a national framework for the fight against racism in Canadian society. We will do this through knowledge-sharing and community support in the pursuit of equity, fairness, social justice, and systemic change.

With the rise of anti-Asian Racism globally and in Canada, the CRRF will be working with other organizations to stem the tide of anti-Asian Racism. The anti Asian Racism Lead duties will include being responsible for a variety of assignments including leading anti-Asian racism collaborating and convening with stakeholders across the organization on priority projects, tracking emerging issues, and identifying potential partnerships.

For this role, we are looking for someone who is not only detail-oriented and responsive, you should be creative, innovative, and an adept project manager. You have no problem juggling multiple tasks at once. You are comfortable with working independently and as part of a team.

Position Summary 

Job title: Anti-Asian Lead

Job classification: Unionized

Status: One year contract, with the possibility of extension

Hours: Full time

Hours of work: Daytime hours, Ability to travel and attend weekends, early morning and evening meetings as required

Work environment: CRRF office, 6 Garamond Court, Toronto, Ontario Working from home during the Pandemic while the office is closed

Salary Range: The hiring salary for the position is $70,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. CRRF offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes three weeks of vacation, 4% of annual income towards the RRSP plan, and life, disability, medical and dental care insurance.

Probationary Period: 60 days.

Working closely with and reporting to the Director of Partnerships and Research, the Anti-Asian Lead will be responsible for:


  • Review and undertake actions from newly developed anti-Asian framework developed by consultant
  • Convene and collaborate with organizations working on anti-Asian racism across
  • Develop plans and practices, and lead initiatives that support the elimination of anti-Asian
  • Develop subject matter expertise on anti-Asian racism issues throughout Canada and outside of
  • Plan and implement meetings with key stakeholders.
  • Plan and implement gatherings, forums, or conferences on anti-Asian racism.
  • Track emerging issues, incidents, or policies related to anti-Asian racism in
  • Evaluate and monitor CRRF initiatives on anti-Asian racism.
  • Report on progress to the staff

Other Accountabilities: 

  • Keep abreast of relevant
  • Develop and maintain professional networks and relationships in this sector.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


  • At least 5 years of coalition building, program management and/or project management
  • Experience in developing, and delivering programs or projects related to anti- Asian racism or anti-racism will be considered an asset.
  • Proven experience leading complex projects with demonstrated decision-making skills, strong organizational, time management and project management
  • A proven track record of advancing equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.
  • An understanding of the social, cultural, economic, racial, and ethnic contexts of equity deserving /marginalized communities through lived experience and/or professional experience.
  • You have strengths in building relationships and collaborating with team members and partners.
  • A deep understanding of issues related to anti-racism, diversity, inclusion and
  • A passion for diversity and inclusion.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.

You must meet all the essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application process.

Proof of Canadian residency or citizenship, education, and three references from your previous supervisor and coworkers will be requested if you are considered for the position.

Contact Information

To find out more about the CRRF and this job opportunity, please visit our website at

Interested Canadian candidates are asked to submit their curriculum vitae with a cover letter and availability date until November 1, 2021 to our recruitment partner: Laura Gauley by email:

While all responses will be appreciated and handled in the strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.

CRRF values diversity and is committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and cross-cultural sensitivity. We encourage applications from Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities. We accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Please indicate your need for accommodation in your application.