The objectives of the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue are as follows:
- To promote and sustain dialogue among and between:
- Canada’s Francophone and Acadian communities
- Quebec’s Francophones
- Ethnocultural communities
- Aboriginal peoples
- To educate and inform in order to bring these different communities together in the hope of building stronger ties between them.
- To create partnerships and promote, support and conduct research on bringing together the many different components of Canadian society.
We offer a vision of Canadian society that is based on the three interrelated principles of equity, diversity and community.
The principle of equity provides each and every member of Canadian society with the fullest opportunity to achieve equal results, regardless of their respective circumstances.
The principle of diversity acknowledges that better results are achieved when all of a society’s communities interact with each other. Different perspectives can help us arrive at fairer and better-informed decisions while respecting racial, linguistic, cultural, religious, regional and other differences.
The principle of community embodies the co-existence of diversity and equity. Each Canadian citizen should adhere social values and assuming individual and collective responsibility by contributing to Canadian society.