The Office de consultation publique de Montréal released a report on June 15, 2020, with 38 recommendations to address systemic racism in local government and police, after hearing from 7,000 people who reported racial profiling, including in employment, and other instances of discrimination. “Let’s hope this is a step to creating a new legacy of
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.
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Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, Dr. Theresa Tam, took to Twitter on January 29, 2020, to help stop the spread of racial discrimination against Chinese and Asian Canadians who had been targeted and blamed for coronavirus, after it was first discovered in Wuhan, China. “I am concerned about the growing number of reports of
Dr. Joseph Y. K. Wong, founder of Chinese Canadian National Council for Social Justice, mobilized volunteers and sponsors for a $2 million campaign to purchase personal protective equipment for frontline health care workers in the Greater Toronto Area. “Countries including the US are turning to global suppliers for PPE, and prices will skyrocket by the
Dr. Patrick Wu, a Vancouver dentist, collected medical supplies and personal protective equipment from other dental professionals in late March, 2020, after their own practices were shut down due to COVID-19. He redistributed essential face masks, gloves, shoe covers and gowns to the city’s physicians and nurses who were in desperate need as the virus
Dr. Peter Phillips, a UBC infectious diseases specialist, says Chinese Canadians and other overseas Chinese should be recognized for trying to prepare and help the communities where they live for the pandemic. “[The Chinese community] saw it coming and . . . they did the right thing for both themselves and the rest of the