News - Ethnicity And Race

October 21, 2014
From an article by rabble.ca: "When asked why live-in caregivers should be granted landed status upon arrival, Migrante-BC's Jane Ordinario asserted that doing so would allow live-in caregivers to...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
February 7, 2014
After helping to dodge a date with the wrecking ball, supporters of a historic Downtown Eastside building are ramping up fundraising to save and restore it. The 122-year-old Ming Sun building at 439...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Housing, Organizing, British Columbia
March 22, 2012
In 2009, Stephen Harper’s Conservative government changed the contents of the official citizenship guide that is given to all recent immigrants. The new version contained a lot more military history...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Ethnicity and Race, Immigrants and Refugees, Poverty Research, All of Canada
March 12, 2012
The Huffington Post reports on a study by geographers at UBC that uses census data to explore how Vancouver is becoming more segregated based on income and race. The report draws on a similar study...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Poverty Research, Manitoba
February 21, 2012
With the recent deaths of eleven migrant workers in Ontario, which mirrors a similar tragic van crash in BC in 2007, advocates and activists are renewing their demands for the provincial and federal...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Government Policy, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Ontario, All of Canada
March 21, 2011
On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination a new report by the Wellesley Institute and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives reveals that despite an increasingly...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, All of Canada
January 10, 2011
An article in the Globe and Mail says that poverty is growing in the suburbs of Vancouver especially for newcomers and people of colour.
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Immigrants and Refugees, Poverty Research, British Columbia
October 21, 2010
From Rabble.com To mark the "International Day for the Eradication of Poverty," members of the Colour of Poverty Campaign -- Colour of Change Network (COP/C) from various parts of Ontario -- held a...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Ontario
June 4, 2010
Ontarians from racialized backgrounds are far more likely to live in poverty, face barriers to finding a job, and receive less pay for work, says a study of Census data by the Canadian Centre for...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Poverty Research, Women, Manitoba
July 17, 2009
An article in RaceWire looks at the myth of gay affluence and how poverty affects queer people of colour. Recent research looked at American census data and found queer couple families are...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, LGBTQ, Poverty Research, International, United States
February 4, 2009
February is Black History Month and across the country organizations are celebrating and organizing special events. Check out the links below to find out what is happening in your community. For an...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, All of Canada
December 5, 2008
Latin American workers who helped build the underground tunnel in Vancouver for the Canada Line have won a human rights tribunal against their employers, SELI Canada Inc. and SNC Lavalin Constructors...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Human Rights, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
September 21, 2008
The 25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction, a coalition of over 100 organizations across Ontario is urging the premier of Ontario to follow through on his promise of reducing poverty in the province....
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Government Policy, Organizing, Ontario
September 20, 2008
The African Canadian Legal Clinic (ACLC) is a not-for-profit organization established in October 1994 expressly to address anti-Black racism and other forms of systemic and institutional...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Organizing, Ontario
July 6, 2008
Colour of Poverty Campaign is trying to ensure the Ontario government's poverty reduction strategy begins to address the reality that people of colour are disproportionately living in poverty in...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Organizing, Ontario
June 28, 2008
Various community groups are keeping a close eye on the ongoing consultation of the Ontario Cabinet Committee on Poverty Reduction. For a variety of informed viewpoints on Ontario's poverty reduction...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Government Policy, Poverty Research, Ontario
January 2, 2008
The City of Toronto is becoming increasingly divided by income, ethno-cultural characteristics, and socio-economic status, says a new report, The Three Cities within Toronto (in PDF), issued by the...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Poverty Research, Ontario
January 2, 2008
The Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women has a new fact sheet, Women’s experiences of social programs for people with low incomes (in PDF). This fact sheet weaves together the...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Ethnicity and Race, Welfare, Women, All of Canada
March 8, 2007
The Center for Pan-African Development in South Florida, have created the Take Back the Land project and have set up the Umajo Village shantytown in protest of the lack of affordable housing. You can...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Homelessness, United States
January 7, 2007
An article in the Dominion,"Race and Waste in Nova Scotia" outlines the struggle of a small black community in rural Nova Scotia to fight the opening of a second landfill in their area. The residents...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Health, Nova Scotia