For anyone who still believes we do not have systemic racism in Canada, please look at these statistics. If your takeaway is that the people of colour are somehow inferior and that is why they are not succeeding, then you are a racist. If you understand the reasons why so many are left behind is because the barriers they face are simply too insurmountable for far too many, then please have a look at the resources we have gathered so you can take some actions.
One last note on numbers, when we released the Broken Promise, Stolen Futures: Child and Family Poverty in Manitoba report card, we highlighted that child poverty in Manitoba and all across Canada is both gendered and racialized. Please have a look at this graph for the evidence:
Year in Review 2019: A look back on the biggest stories in southwest Winnipeg
Winnipeg Free Press. Dec 30, 2019.
WSD tables motion to condemn Quebec’s Bill 21
Canstar Community News. Nov 26, 2019.
Building Bridges between Indigenous and Newcomer Communities
BeCause Radio. The Winnipeg Foundation. Release Date: May 16, 2019. Full piece available here…Continue reading →
Makeup of education commission panned
Carol Sanders, Winnipeg Free Press. Posted: February 17, 2019 3:00 AM
Advocates concerned about lack of newcomers, youth and Manitobans with disabilities. Read more…
Centre at Ryerson School to give refugees resources, ’emotional support’ in south Winnipeg
Jason Gaidola, CTV Winnipeg , Published Saturday, January 26, 2019 2:37PM CST
A south Winnipeg school division is ready to accommodate a growing refugee community with support services close to home. Read more…
Fort Richmond community hub opens to provide services for growing newcomer population in south Winnipeg
CBC News · Posted: Jan 26, 2019 12:07 PM CT
Hub will support new Canadians in the city, with focus on Yazidi refugees from northern Iraq and Syria. Read more…
Canadian politicians will court the ethnic vote, but will it benefit any one party?
Duncan McCue · CBC Radio · Posted: Jan 13, 2019 4:00 AM ET
Visible minorities form majority in 41 federal ridings, but experts say immigrants are politically diverse. Read more…
The Metro’s year in review
Eva Wasney · Canstar Community News · Posted: Dec 31, 2018 9:46 AM CT
WSD board looks to extend voting rights. Read more…
Please join us in welcoming Oke Ojekudo, our new Office and Communications Coordinator!
We had well over 200 applications for this critical role at SPCW. We are so excited (and relieved) to have found Oke! Oke completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Manitoba, where she learned to appreciate progressive approaches to social justice and development through active involvement in diverse volunteer programs. She is passionate about combatting social justice issues and supporting youth in our community. Oke has received merit awards for her service in the community including NICCOM and the Congress of Black Women of Manitoba (COBW) Award for Outstanding Achievement. Oke is our first point of contact and assists all SPCW staff in their myriad of projects and initiatives. When she’s not handling SPCW duties, you might find her singing in a choir, dancing with her choreography team or in full Warriors gear – watching Golden State basketball! With Oke in place, we will be once again … Continue reading →