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From frontline health care workers to those in our communities who are speaking out – and calling out – racism in Canada in all its forms, we have many allies.

Our experiences during COVID-19, as Chinese and Asian Canadians, and Indigenous peoples, coincide with the global Black Lives Matter protests against anti-Black racism in law enforcement and other forms of systemic racism, stemming from the aftermath of the murder of Black American George Floyd.

Global solidarity for racial justice and equity for all brings hope to those on the frontlines changing our society to become truly more inclusive.

Share your Canadian experience in the fight against anti-Asian racism during the COVID-19 pandemic here.

Canadian media shows maturity in covering race during pandemic

Broadcaster CTV’s W5 investigative news program shows maturity in its ability to cover race and racialization within the Canadian context, with its “Virus of Hate” report, in November 2020. W5 gained an ignominious reputation among Chinese Canadians, after it misrepresented the community with its “Campus Giveaway” report, and gave rise to the establishment of the

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Toronto For All Campaign covers anti-East Asian racism

The City of Toronto added anti-East Asian racism measures and educational resources to its Toronto For All Campaign, in response to increased incidents of hate during the pandemic. The campaign also produced a video involving the voices of community leaders. “This is not only unacceptable, but it is wrong, it’s absolutely 100 per cent wrong

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T&T Supermarket worker stands up to racism

Kudos to the unidentified T&T Supermarket employee in Mississauga, Ont., who stood his ground amid the racist onslaught of a customer who refused to wear a face mask, as the contagion spread in July 2020. The employee was repeatedly verbally assaulted and threatened and told “to go back to China,” before the customer eventually left

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Montréal Mayor appoints Cathy Wong to head City’s anti-racism intiatives

“I’ll work without restraint with all my colleagues on the Executive Committee so that the City of Montreal becomes a model for diversity and inclusion,” says newly appointed anti-racism chief Cathy Wong. « Je compte vraiment travailler sans relâche avec l’ensemble de mes collègues du comité exécutif pour que Montréal devienne une ville exemplaire en

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Asian Montréalers lead campaign to denounce hate and discrimination

Community groups and the Center for Research and Race Relations ask Montreal city council to “unanimously and vigorously denounce acts of hatred, discrimination, and violence directed against Montrealers of various Asian origins” since the start of the pandemic. Council voted in favour of the motion on June 16, 2020. “This is a very, very powerful

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