Canadian activists want to defund the police. Here’s what that means.

Why It Matters

Policing represents the largest line item in many Canadian municipalities’ budgets. At the same time, Black Canadians and Indigenous people are disproportionately killed, harmed and jailed by police officers. Activists around the world — and here in Canada — say the solution is to reduce (either partially or completely) our reliance on police for public safety, and to defund the police.

8 terms used in anti-racism work explained

Why It Matters

Canada is not immune to racism. Though this has always been clear, the pandemic has demonstrated very visibly to Canadians that people of colour are disproportionately impacted. Anti-racism work is imperative for all Canadians, including those who work in the world of social impact.