Canadian Race Relations Foundation features Darrel Pink as “Visionary Volunteer”
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is featuring Darrel Pink, Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, in its ongoing series of “150 Stories” to celebrate Canada’s Sesquicentennial in 2017.
He was nominated by United Way Halifax, to be recognized during National Volunteer Week, April 12 - 18, 2015.
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150 Stories is a collection of unique and inspiring stories, released once a week for 150 weeks, that celebrate and promote Canadian values. The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) launched 150 Stories as part of its “Our Canada” project – a three-year initiative to heighten awareness, understanding and respect for Canadian values and traditions.
The CRRF is Canada's leading agency dedicated to the elimination of racism and the promotion of harmonious race relations in the country. Created as part of the historic Japanese Canadian Redress Agreement, the Foundation's governing legislation, the Canadian Race Relations Foundation Act, was given Royal Assent on February 1, 1991. The Act was proclaimed by the Federal Government on October 28, 1996, and the Foundation opened its doors in 1997.
Two other Nova Scotians have been featured so far in the 150 Stories series:
- Senator Donald H. Oliver QC, Stemming the Tide of Racism (a member of the NS Bar for nearly 50 years!)
- Viola Desmond, Canada’s Own Civil Rights Heroine
Nominations are still open – for more details, see https://crrf-fcrr.submittable.com/submit/39291