Cabinet Office – Anti-Racism Directorate Michael Coteau, Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism and Minister of Children and Youth Services, is unveiling the Anti-Racism Directorate’s Three-Year Strategic Plan.
Toronto, ON – Mar 7, 2017
March 7, 2017
Province Releases Three-Year Anti-Racism Strategic Plan
Ontario is combatting systemic racism by releasing a new three-year strategic plan in order to break down barriers for racialized people across the province, including Black, Indigenous and other racialized communities.
The government has heard from people that despite efforts to promote inclusion and equity, histories of slavery, colonisation and institutions of our past continue to shape the present and create a further gap between racialized people and others.
Following community meetings held across the province in 2016, Michael Coteau, Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism, today released A Better Way Forward: Ontario’s 3-Year Anti-Racism Strategic Plan. The plan is part of government’s commitment to fight systemic racism and create fair and equitable outcomes for Black, Indigenous and other racialized people.
The plan includes measures to help identify and eliminate systemic racism. It is also an acknowledgement that systemic racism — including anti-Black racism, anti-Indigenous racism, Islamophobia and racism experienced by other communities, including the Jewish community — is real, and can act as a barrier to achieving opportunity.
The strategy includes:
Eliminating systemic racism and advancing racial equity is part of Ontario’s plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.