Building a Foundation for Change: Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy 2019–2022 was launched on June 25th, 2019 and helps advance the Government of Canada’s vision of fostering and promoting a more inclusive and equitable country for all Canadians. A key pillar of the strategy is the establishment of a new Anti-Racism Secretariat that will lead a whole-of-government approach in addressing racism and discrimination.
The report was developed following consultation with Canadians. The Department of Canadian Heritage carried out engagement sessions from October 2018 to March 2019 to gather input from Canadians, especially those with lived experiences of racism and discrimination. The engagement process consisted of 22 in-person forums that welcomed approximately 600 people. A ‘what we heard’ report on these consultations is available here.