GATINEAU, October 6, 2020

The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced today the appointment of Mohammed Hashim as the new Executive Director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation for a five-year term, beginning October 13, 2020. This appointment is the result of a selection process that began several months ago.

Mr. Hashim, from Mississauga, Ontario, is a labour organizer and human rights advocate who has dedicated his career to supporting equity, inclusion and community empowerment. In the last decade, he has worked in the labour movement, most recently as a senior organizer for the Toronto & York Region Labour Council, where he advocated for a variety of issues, including many anti-racism initiatives. He has a strong dedication to public policy development in addressing systemic discrimination and has worked to create opportunities for marginalized communities through fellowships and community benefits agreements. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the United Way of Greater Toronto, Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Urban Alliance on Race Relations and is a founding advisor of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network.

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is a Crown corporation within the Canadian Heritage portfolio.

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