Am I racist? B.C. Human Rights Commissioner Kasari Govender wants people to look inside themselves

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By Straight |

B.C.’s human rights commissioner, Kasari Govender, calls systemic racism “a difficult and urgent problem” in this province.

That’s the impetus behind a new public-awareness campaign asking British Columbians to examine their own internal racism. (more…)

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Just Art auction for Iranian refugee family an opportunity to give ‘a gift with meaning’

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By The Spec |

A family of recently arrived refugees from Iran is learning that art is vitally important to any new home, not because something is needed to go on the walls but because, in their case, art in a sense “is” the walls. (more…)

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Immigration creates the jobs and growth that Canada needs

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By Vancouver Sun |

From that famous expression “demography is destiny,” we can derive an enduring lesson about immigration in Canada. As we look back to the turn of the 20th century, through the post-Second World War boom, to the last half-decade, a clear pattern emerges: when our population grows, our economy grows, and all Canadians benefit. (more…)

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Race-based data from Metro Vancouver homeless count shows systems failing people of colour: advocate

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For the first time, the 2020 Homeless Count in Metro Vancouver included race-based data proving there need to be more resources dedicated to supporting communities of colour, according to one advocate. (more…)

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