The Human Development Council sits on the Steering Committee for Campaign 2000, which has been tracking rates of child poverty in Canada for over 30 years. Campaign 2000 and Family Services Toronto released a joint statement denouncing all forms of anti-Black racism, colonialism and white supremacy.
As organizations working directly in the areas of mental health and poverty eradication, we know that Black and Indigenous communities have much worse health outcomes and exponentially higher rates of poverty than white Canadians and that this is a both a result of and a strategy to maintain systemic oppression. We have a responsibility to ensure that our work in these areas contributes to ending anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism, which cannot be done without critical self-reflection, education and dialogue.
Read the full statement and recommendations