Tangled Lines: Unraveling the Racism and Discrimination Divides in North Bay


Tangled Lines: Unraveling the Racism and Discrimination Divides in North Bay

March 2023 | Rachel Rizzuto

Creating welcoming communities requires the participation of all community members. As such, Northern Policy Institute and Environics Research asked the question, what are the current racism and discrimination realities in Northern Ontario communities that might impact welcoming efforts?

Online and telephone surveys were conducted in February 2022 as part of a broader initiative to collect comparable, consistent data across the regions of Northern Ontario. The results of the Anti-Racism Survey showed a mixed picture.

For example, while most respondents agreed that people of different backgrounds get along, Indigenous peoples were found to have more negative experiences. Another finding highlighted that individual prejudice against visible minorities and Indigenous peoples tended to be a bigger issue compared to discrimination built into laws and institutions, although some respondents felt both were equally a problem.

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