Black Women in Canada

This short report examines the experience of Black women and girls in Canada and is part of a larger project examining Canada’s progress on achieving women’s rights and gender equality. No country—including Canada—has finished this agenda as this discussion of Black women and girls reveals. Written by: Jen Katshunga; Notisha…
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What’s next for the new NAFTA? And what, if anything, can Canadians do about it now?

Implementing legislation for the new Canada­–U.S.–Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) is now before the House of Commons. While the U.S. and Mexico have already ratified the deal, our parliamentarians can still examine the 2,000-page text, which will have lasting impacts on many matters far beyond trade. The opposition parties have called for…
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By the numbers: Race, gender and the Canadian labour market

Canada’s population is increasingly racialized. The 2016 census counted 7.7 million racialized individuals in Canada. That number represented 22% of the population, up from 16% just a decade earlier.Unfortunately, the rapid growth in the racialized population is not being matched by a corresponding increase in economic equality. Using 2016 census…
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Unfinished Business: Ending violence against women

Violence against women continues to be one of the most pervasive human rights violations. A report from the World Health Organization makes it clear that: “violence against women is not a small problem that only occurs in some pockets of society, but rather is a global public health problem of…
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Transgender Day of Remembrance: Mourn for the dead, fight like hell for the living

Throughout the federal election, trans issues were rarely mentioned. Despite one party running with an explicit commitment to repeal Canada’s trans rights legislation and another party leader who voted against trans rights, trans issues were not part of the debate—nor was there a real conversation about doing better by, for…
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Federal election primer: What we can’t ignore when it comes to reconciliation

As leaders debate the federal track record on Indigenous issues, there are several key issues that cannot, and should not be ignored. View the story Federal election primer: What we can't ignore when it comes to reconciliation By Alyssa O'Dell “The structures and processes of colonization, which are often relegated…
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