On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat would like to inform you about:
- A new funding opportunity launched by the Public Health Agency of Canada,
- Newly available disaggregated data from Statistics Canada,
- An invitation to a virtual town hall on philanthropy and systemic racism.
Vaccine Community Innovation Challenge
During various town halls organized by the Federal Secretariat, many of you have told us about the need to support organizations serving Indigenous Peoples, Black, Asian, racialized communities and religious minorities so that they can share up-to-date information about the pandemic. To that end, the Public Health Agency of Canada has launched the Vaccine Community Innovation Challenge. The Challenge calls on individuals and/or groups to propose innovative communications campaigns that use creative ideas to reach diverse audiences. Submit a proposal and the Agency will select 20 finalists who will each receive $25,000 to develop and implement their campaign over 12 weeks. At the end of the campaign, one finalist will receive a grand prize of $100,000 to reinvest in the protection and promotion of public health in their community. Please visit the webpage for more information on the Challenge. Help us spread the word! Know someone who would be a great fit for this Challenge? Share this information with them! Ready to apply? Have questions? Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Vaccine Community Innovation Challenge.” Proposals must be submitted by April 9, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. EST.
We would also like to inform you about a new Statistics Canada report offering a snapshot of the impact of COVID-19 in Canada. Among many issues, the data demonstrates that racialized populations are overrepresented in essential healthcare professions. Marking International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21, 2021, Statistics Canada has shared additional data products with disaggregated data, such as:
- Experiences of discrimination during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Perceptions of personal safety among population groups designated as visible minorities in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Health Reports: Mental health of Canadian immigrants
- Study: Potential earnings losses among high school and postsecondary graduates due to the COVID-19 economic downturn
- Canada’s Black population: Education, labour and resilience
- Education and labour market integration of Black youth in Canada
- Changes in the socioeconomic situation of Canada’s Black population, 2001 to 2016
Town Hall on Philanthropy and Disaggregated Data
This afternoon, March 22, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. ET, join us at our next virtual town hall “Looking at Anti-Racism Initiatives within the Philanthropic Sector.” The Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat is pleased to welcome the Circle for Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples, the Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund, the Foundation for Black Communities, the Hua Foundation, the Black Opportunity Fund, the BlackNorth Initiative, Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Philanthropic Foundations of Canada to this virtual town hall.