Multicultural, but anti-Black: Systemic racism in the settlement sector

This former settlement professional says the sector’s service delivery deprioritizes African newcomers

Why It Matters

More than half of Canada’s Black population is first-generation, meaning born outside of the country. Combatting anti-Black systemic racism requires the settlement sector’s participation.

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