Ends on December 31, 2016

Submission Instructions:

  • Please upload manuscripts of articles, reports, reviews, abstracts, and other contributions to Submittable in MS Word format.
  • Please note that all correspondence will be carried out via email. Please email the editors at directions@crrf-fcrr.ca with any queries or concerns.
  • Articles should be between 4,000 to 6,000 words, inclusive of abstract, footnotes, references, tables, as well as a biographical statement of approx. 250 words and (optional) acknowledgements.
  • Editorial/opinion pieces should be 1,500-2,000 words.
  • Book reviews should be approximately 1,500-2,000 words.
  • Abstracts should be between 100-150 words.
  • Please do not include any identifying materials on your manuscript to ensure anonymity in the review process. Only include author’s names on the title page.
  • Submissions will be accepted from May 1 2016 until August 31 2016
  • Abstracts must be submitted by June 31 2016 for advance feedback
Copyright Information:
  • Copyright is held by the authors. 
  • Authors published in Directions certify that their works are original and their own.
  • Manuscripts submitted to this journal have not already been published elsewhere.
  • Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in this journal. Authors should not simultaneously submit the manuscript elsewhere.
  • Views expressed by the authors are not necessarily those of the CRRF.
  • Obtaining permission for any quoted or reprinted material that requires permission is the responsibility of the author(s).


  • The manuscript should be 8 ½ by 11 inches, paper size letter standard with 1 inch (2.5 cm) margins, on all four sides.

  • The document should be double spaced, 12 point font should be used for all text, including headings, footnotes, and references.

  • Headings should be written in bold and centred, subheadings should be written in bold italics with a flush-left treatment, and first level subheadings should be written in italics with a flush-left treatment.

  • Tables and figures should be numbered and included in the document at the end of the article, before the Reference List. In the place of these tables and figures in the body of the text, write ‘Put Figure/Table [number] here’ centred in bold.

  • Numerals less than 10 should be spelled out.

  • Foreign language uncommon words should be italicized.

  • URLS should not be located in the main text.

Cover Page:

  • The cover page should provide the title of the article written in bold, as well as complete contact information of each author (address, phone, academic affiliation, email). It should also include a total word count and number of tables and figures included.

  • NOTE: The cover of manuscripts will not be shared with reviewers to maintain anonymity of authors.


  • Articles should include an abstract of 100-150 words on a separate page following the cover page. 

  • The abstract should provide the purpose, research question, methods, and a brief explanation of general findings.

  • The abstract should include 5-8 key words, which should be alphabetized and should not duplicate the article title.

  • You can also submit an abstract without an accompanying article for our review. We will then provide feedback about this regarding its potential to be made into an article for our publication.

Copyright Information:

  • Copyright is held by the authors.

  • Authors published in DIRECTIONS certify that their works are original and their own.

  • Views expressed by the authors are not necessarily those of the CRRF.

  • Obtaining permission for any quoted or reprinted material that requires permission is the responsibility of the author.

  • Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in this journal. Authors should not simultaneously submit the manuscript elsewhere.

Referencing Guidelines:

  • The reference list should be placed after the main text of the article, in a section entitled ‘References’.

  • References should be listed in alphabetical order by author, and chronologically within each author by year of publication.

  • Every author listed in the reference list must be cited in the main text or foot notes, and every author cited in the main text and foot notes must be listed in the reference list.

  • References should follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Review and Publication:

  • Author submissions will be acknowledged within 48 hours of submission.

  • The CRRF reserves the right to edit papers and request revision from authors.

  • Manuscripts will be sent out anonymously for a blind review to two referees with relevant experience and expertise.

  • Editors will respond to the author with their decision and a list of any changes required to be accepted for publication.

Ends on March 1, 2017

About 150 Stories

150 Stories is a collection of unique stories, released once a week for 150 weeks, that celebrate and promote Canadian values. 

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) has launched 150 Stories as part the Our Canada project  – a three-year initiative to heighten awareness, understanding and respect for Canadian values and traditions. 150 Stories is a celebration of Canada's Sesquicentennial in 2017.

Pitch your idea or story

Do you know a remarkable Canadian or Canadian organization or initiative? Is there a Canadian moment in history that you would like to share? The CRRF wants to publish stories about Canadian values and traditions, such as: democracy, respect of human rights and freedom, multiculturalism, equity, bilingualism, compassion, civility and loyalty. To learn more, read the Our Canada Report on Canadian Values.

Stories should be carefully researched, include a resource list, and be between between 450 and 750 words in length. We are publishing until December 31, 2017.

Our Promise to you

If your story is selected for publication, it will be part of the 150 Stories publishing initiative on the CRRF website.

  • Your story will be featured for one week
  • Stories are promoted through CRRF's social media
  • Your story becomes part of the CRRF's permanent online collection of resources (searchable catalog)
  • We will translate your story into English or French
  • Your bio will be published and appear on the 150 Stories Contributors page on the CRRF website

Review Process

Each story will be reviewed to assess its suitability for publication on the CRRF’s website. The CRRF has the right to reject, edit, or return articles as deemed appropriate. If your article is accepted, you will receive a writer's agreement. If your article is not accepted you will be notified via e-mail.

We are looking forward to sharing your story!

Le projet « 150 histoires »

Le projet « 150 histoires » est une série de 150 articles publiée en ligne à raison d'un article par semaine pendant 150 semaines, qui vise à célébrer et à promouvoir les valeurs canadiennes.

La publication de cette série s'inscrit dans le projet Le Canada, notre pays, une initiative triennale de la Fondation canadienne des relations raciales (FCRR) dont le but est de sensibiliser davantage le public aux valeurs et traditions canadiennes, et de favoriser la compréhension et le respect de celles-ci. Ce projet est un moyen de célébrer le 150e anniversaire du Canada.

Faites-nous part de votre idée ou transmettez-nous votre article

Connaissez-vous un Canadien ou une Canadienne, une organisation ou une initiative canadienne, qui se distingue par sa promotion des valeurs canadiennes? Y a-t-il un épisode de l'histoire canadienne dont vous souhaitez parler? La FCRR souhaite publier des articles au sujet des valeurs et des traditions canadiennes telles que la démocratie, le respect des droits de la personne et des libertés, le multiculturalisme, l'équité, le bilinguisme, la compassion, la civilité et la loyauté. Pour plus d'information à ce sujet, nous vous invitons à lire le Rapport sur les valeurs canadiennes publié fin 2014.

Tout article doit être soigneusement documenté et accompagné d'une liste de ressources documentaires. Le texte qui doit compter au minimum 450 mots ne doit pas dépasser les 750 mots. La publication de la série se poursuivra jusqu'au 31 décembre 2017.

Voici ce à quoi nous nous engageons

Si votre article est sélectionné en vue de sa publication, il fera partie de la série des « 150 histoires» publiée sur le site Web de la FCRR.

·Votre article fera la une de notre site Web pendant une semaine;

·Les articles retenus seront publicisés sur les médias sociaux utilisés par la FCRR;

·Votre article sera versé à la collection permanente des ressources documentaires en ligne de la FCRR (catalogue consultable en ligne);

·Nous en publierons également une traduction, en anglais ou en français selon le cas;

·Nous publierons votre biographie, qui sera affichée sur le site Web de la FCRR, dans la section consacrée aux contributeurs de la série.

Évaluation des articles

Chaque article fera l'objet d'un examen destiné à évaluer la pertinence de sa publication sur le site Web de la FCRR. La FCRR se réserve le droit de rejeter, de modifier tout article ou de le renvoyer à son auteur pour modification. Si votre article est accepté, vous recevrez un document d'entente en qualité d'auteur. S'il n'est pas accepté, nous vous en aviserons par courriel.

Nous nous réjouissons à l'idée de publier votre article!