Anti-Racism at Work is Everyone's Job

CREATE AN 
ANTI-RACIST 
WORKPLACE.

Resources to help your organization do the necessary work.

Recent world events have shone a light on problems of racism in Victoria and across Canada. Workplaces are no exception – systemic racism is widespread. More than 50% of racialized people living in Victoria report incidents of racism in the workplace (See Racism in Greater Victoria report here). The resources here help organizations go from talking about the problem to meaningful action.

Join the Greater Victoria Local Immigration Partnership (GVLIP) in taking a leadership role in our communities.

WHERE 
TO START

Organizations from small to large will find local resources to help implement anti-racism strategies at work.

Community Response Protocol Against Racism and Hate

If you experience racism in a professional or public setting, what can you do? Where can you get support? This easy to navigate protocol can help! It provides useful information about legal definitions, it contains helpful suggestions about what to do when you experience or witness hate or prejudice, and it includes local resources for support and information. Arabic, Mandarin and Punjabi versions available spring of 2022.

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Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria Tools for Equity Program

Using customized and engaging activities and course modules, the Tools for Equity Training Program helps organizations create a progressive, anti-racist workplace. Tools for Equity is designed for medium to large sized organizations and businesses.

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Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion Toolkits

The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion’s mission is to help employers be inclusive, free of prejudice and free of discrimination. They aim to raise awareness, encourage dialogue and promote action so people recognize diversity as an asset, not an obstacle.

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INclusion INcorporated provide opportunities for leaders to create spaces and places where belonging is the normative value. The training, action plans and tools provided allow organizations to implement sustainable inclusion strategies.

INclusion
INcorporated

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Inclusion Project - Employment Equity Partnership Program

A public-private partnership on data-driven solutions to systemic racism and inequitable employment 
in Canada.

This charitable, not-for-profit social enterprise offers specialized training and consulting services to help foster a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives, cultural differences, and the need for self-determination.

Indigenous Perspectives Society

Kulea Culture 
Society

Kulea Culture Society’s work is focused on developing better understanding and acceptance through training and events that celebrate our different cultures.

Lead to 
Change

Lead to Change works with action-oriented business leaders, people managers and HR professionals. Their intensive coaching programs enable companies to assess their core structure to co-create action-based frameworks that address Anti-Black racism and create a more socially just organization.

IEC-BC offers a series of tip sheets aimed to help employers in their efforts to hire, onboard and retain refugees. 

Immigrant Employment Council of BC

One Love 
Consulting

Specializing in anti-racism and equity facilitated discussions, trainings and consultations with IBPoCs and white affinity groups, this organization focuses on systemic racism, Anti-Black racism, racial equity, social justice, unintended bias, micro-aggressions, and white fragility.

Diversity and Inclusion Self-Assessment

Assess how your organization is faring on your diversity and inclusion journey. Created by the Diversity and Inclusion Resource Hub.

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BACKGROUND 
RESEARCH

The following are current research papers and resources that provide insight into diversity and inclusion issues in Canada, with respect to workplaces and economic issues.

Local Research & Insight

Greater Victoria Local Immigration Partnership (2021) Racism in Greater Victoria: A Community Report

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Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (2021) A Qualitative Look at Serious Legal Problems Faced by Immigrants in Greater Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia

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Other Canadian Research Reports & Resources

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PARTNERS

The Greater Victoria Local Immigration Partnership (GVLIP) is a coalition of businesses, organizations, institutions, community leaders and newcomers working together to lower barriers to inclusion and belonging for new immigrants. We are funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). We are also the local spoke in the Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network, funded by the BC Government.

Black Canadian National Survey Report 2021

Blackness in Canada Project

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Business and Racial Justice in Canada

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Widening Inequality – Effects of the Pandemic on Jobs and Income

Islamophobia at Work: Challenges and Opportunities

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Gender Equality and Beyond

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Canadian Race Relations

Bringing an Employee Lens to Diversity & Inclusion in Corporate Canada

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Who is succeeding in the Canadian Labour Market

Diversity Institute

The Ted Roger’s School of Management’s Diversity Institute conducts and coordinates multi-disciplinary, multi-stakeholder research to address the needs of diverse Canadians, the changing nature of skills and competencies, and the policies, processes and tools that advance economic inclusion and success.

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