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Canada : Ontario Working to Build an Inclusive and Equitable Society for All.

Ontario is taking action to address the intergenerational impacts of slavery, an extended history of racial stigmatization and ongoing systemic racism that contributes to disparity in outcomes for Black Ontarians.

The province today released the Anti-Black Racism Strategy, which creates a roadmap for how government and its institutions will work to eliminate disparities for Black Ontarians in the child welfare, education and justice sectors. The strategy focuses on improving outcomes by: Setting long-term targets to reduce disparities for Black Ontarians in the child welfare, justice and education systems. Creating anti-racism tools to support transformation within the government. Partnering with organizationsthat serve a high percentage of Black Ontarians to run pilot projects to understand how anti-Black racism manifests and work in real time to address it

Fostering stronger relationships with the Black community. Increasing public awareness and understanding of systemic racism and its impacts on Black communities. Fighting anti-Black racism is part of Ontario's plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.

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Date:Dec 15, 2017
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