racism

June 06, 2017
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in two pages or less!     1. What was this research about? This research situates the everyday experiences of Black Queer Youth (BQY) in two socially and economically-divided urban centres, Toronto and Montreal. McCready’s research is premised on the fact that in these urban centres, there is intense income polarization between the white and wealthy downtown core and the outer suburbs, which are home to predominantly low-income and...
May 18, 2017
This factsheet was produced by Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth. HERE IS A DESCRIPTION OF THIS FACTSHEET: This factsheet providea a statistical snapshot of the disproportionate representation of Black youth in Ontario's care systems including: youth justice, child welfare and special needs and mental health.
May 11, 2017
This report was published by York University. HERE IS HOW THE AUTHOR'S DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:This report summarizes the experiences, issues and concerns raised during community consultations and conversations with young people. With Toronto District School Board data as reference, and based on their own experiences as parents, educators, community members, and students, participants also spent time reflecting on two main questions: What is happening in the schools that impact Black students that contribute to their educational outcomes? What is happening in the homes and communities of Black...
May 11, 2017
This report was published by the National Black Child Development Institute. HERE IS HOW THE PUBLISHER DESCRIBES THIS REPORT: NBCDI's State of the Black Child initiative is focused on creating resources that challenge the prevailing discourse about Black children-one which overemphasizes limitations and deficits and does not draw upon the considerable strengths, assets and resilience demonstrated by our children, families, and communities. The report is designed to address the needs of policymakers, advocates, principals, teachers, parents and others, by weaving together three elements:...
May 11, 2017
This factsheet was created by the Ontario Human Rights Commission. The factsheet outlines how freedom from racial discrimination and harassment is enshrined in Ontario's Human Rights Code.  Freedom from racial discrimination applies to all areas of life. The fachtsheet describes racial discrimination and harasment at individual and systemic levels. It provides suggestions for organizations to identify and address racial discrimination and harassment. 
May 10, 2017
This report was published by the Grassroots Youth Collaborative. HERE IS HOW THE AUTHOR'S DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:From the Roots Up! A youth-Led Forum on Building Safe & Healthy Communities was created to bring youth together form diverse organizations and build partnerships with other youth-led initiatives in the city of Toronto. This forum is seen as an opportunity to open a space of dialogue among marginalized and racialized youth throughout the city in order to develop strategies for youth political/social engagement that are specifically centered in the lived realities of the youth who...
March 20, 2017
This report was published by the For Youth Initiative. HERE IS HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:This report argues that youth violence is best addressed through a collective action approach, towards achieving these four outcomes: improved employment/economic opportunities, increased educational attainment, a healthy family wellbeing, and social inclusion. Although at present there is important work focused on these four areas, there is no central place that all stakeholders can plan, discuss, share and track city-wide impacts. This report argues that sustainable youth violence reduction...
March 20, 2017
This report was published by For Youth Initiative. HERE IS HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: The focus of this report is to summarize, analyze, explain, and evaluate the statements made by panellists at “YOUTH SPEAK!” (2010) concerning their experiences with the criminal justice system, and to compile those statements into understandable themes. This report compiles and expands upon a total of five themes, all centred around issues in the justice system. The following themes have been highlighted by at-risk youth as the main determinants for their disproportionate contact with the...
March 20, 2017
This toolkit was published by The United Nations Association in Canada. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:This youth-developed anti-racism toolkit emerged from Youth Forums Against Racism that took place across Canada. The project was sponsored by the United Nations Association in Canada. The KIT has three sections, all addressing racism: information, tools, and resources. The Information section looks at current issues and key concepts in racism, and debunks a range of myths and misconceptions. The Tools section includes a wide range of interactive workshops for a variety of ages...
March 20, 2017
This report was published by the Government of Ontario. HERE IS HOWE THE AUTHOR'S DESCRIBE THE REPORT:This 3-Year Anti-Racism Strategic Plan is the province’s commitment to change the way we do things and break down barriers to advance racial equity. This means reviewing government policies, programs and services to find ways for everyone to have better opportunities and outcomes. A Better Way Forward: Ontario’s 3-Year Anti-Racism Strategic Plan targets systemic racism by building an anti-racism approach into the way government develops policies, makes decisions, evaluates programs, and...