included more than 40 initiatives and strategies that were part of existing budgets and programs in more than 20 departments and agencies. In addition, .6 million in funding was allocated to nine new initiatives within four departments (Department of Canadian Heritage, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, and the Department of Justice).’s evaluation confirmed that there was a need to combat racism and discrimination and that this was an appropriate role for the Government to undertake, the evaluation also revealed challenges in measuring , review the Evaluation of Canada’s Action Plan Against Racism. The discussion of structural racism explores how paternalistic and disempowering federal policies and institutions perpetuate and deepen discrimination against Indigenous groups.
It is clear that racialized communities’ experiences with racism and discrimination vary. Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics.
Further, applying an intersectional lens reveals a complex picture of the way that different groups and individuals are excluded and harmed.
There are other federal initiatives currently underway that focus on issues tied to racism and discrimination and/or a focus on Indigenous Peoples and racialized communities, including: ), the purpose of this engagement is to inform the development of a new federal anti-racism strategy with recommendations from Canadians, especially those with lived experiences of racism and discrimination. Available from: https://ca/eng/news/2017/03/21/statement-prime-minister-canada-international-day-elimination-racial-discrimination. “2017 Corrections and Conditional Release Statistical Overview”.
The engagement will pursue this goal through the following objectives: In order to focus the engagement on those issues where racism most directly intersects with people’s lives, as well as those policy areas that most closely overlap with the Government of Canada’s jurisdiction, the following themes will be the main priority for the engagement: Employment & Income Supports For example: “Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination”.
As the Prime Minister noted on March 21, 2017 on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, “racism devalues individuals, divides communities, and breeds fear and animosity throughout society.” Building a society that is free of racism requires ongoing commitment. Available from: “Evaluation of Canada’s Action Plan Against Racism”.
Our priorities and activities need to be regularly updated to make sure that the most pressing needs and promising opportunities are being addressed. “Policy and Guidelines on Racism and Racial Discrimination”.
Over the years, the Government of Canada has put in place a number of laws, policies and programs that focus on overcoming racism and discrimination, including the Charter of Rights & Freedoms, the Canadian Multiculturalism Act and Canada’s Action Plan Against Racism (CAPAR).
Earlier this year, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage released a report entitled “Taking Action Against Systemic Racism And Religious Discrimination Including Islamophobia”. “Teaching Human Rights In Ontario – A Guide for Ontario Schools”.
Consider the following: In the context of this engagement, we will be using the following working definitions developed by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and the Ontario Human Rights Commission: Race: Race is a “social construct.” This means that society forms ideas of race based on geographic, historical, political, economic, social and cultural factors, as well as physical traits, even though none of these can legitimately be used to classify groups of people.
Intersectionality: The idea that, in individuals, multiple identities (for example, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability) intersect to create a whole that is different from the component identities. A distinct process of recognizing differences within groups of individuals, and using this understanding to achieve substantive equality in all aspects of a person’s life.