100 YOUTH ACROSS CANADA JOIN EQUAL CHANCE'S NATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE ON ANTI-BLACK RACISM
On July 23, 2020 100 Black Canadian youth from our 10 provinces joined Equal Chance's conference call where some of them shared their experiences as well as recommendations to ensure a better, brighter, equal and safer society.
Anti-black racism continues to be systemic and is deeply affecting our youth in Canada. Disparities in access to education, health, employment and housing has affected their well-being. According to the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, "The cumulative impact of anti-Black racism and discrimination faced by African Canadians in the enjoyment of their rights to education, health, housing and employment, among other economic, social and cultural rights, has had serious consequences for their overall well-being."
Black people in Canada face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination.
After multiple consultations with black youth across Canada in the course of the last year, our teams concluded that it was necessary for our youth to be given the opportunity to share their experiences as well as their recommendations.