The MANSO Anti-Racism Framework was created in response to a unanimously supported 2021 MANSO policy resolution that became the MANSO Anti-Racism Policy for the Settlement Sector. The Policy outlines the need and opportunity for Service Provider Organizations (SPOs) to address systemic racism. The creation of the Framework was a collaborative effort. The Policy called for the formation of the MANSO Anti-Racism Committee, which guided and contributed to the creation of the Framework. Stakeholders from the Settlement Sector also informed the Framework’s contents and design through a sector-wide survey and focus group discussions. Focus group participants included current and former SPO staff, partners, and funders.
The Framework is made up of:
- Nine Calls to Action
- Best practices for how to work toward each Call to Action
- Tips for how to implement the best practices
MANSO Anti-Racism Framework is a tool to support MANSO member agencies in collective learning, planning, and action to address systemic racism within their organizations, the sector, and beyond.
MANSO Anti-Racism training videos and workbooks
In the Summer of 2021, funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), MANSO developed and produced a sector-wide Anti-Racism project, which included three live training sessions for different groups of participants, and three workbooks to accompany each training, along with three videos to be shared as resources for MANSO member organizations and their board members. Learn more.